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PostSubject: New fish - I.D please   Sun Apr 28, 2013 9:19 pm

My first ever tropical fish, they were sold to me as albino bristlenose plecos but I can't find any pictures that look anything like them, can anyone tell me what they are? They are little under an inch long, pretty tiny.






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PostSubject: Re: New fish - I.D please   Sun Apr 28, 2013 10:23 pm

they are a Corydoras

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Corydoras

lots of different species, just like the plecos. I can't help you on the specific species or number

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PostSubject: Re: New fish - I.D please   Mon Apr 29, 2013 1:17 am

Shame Doug and you worked in an lfs lol

They look like Panda Corydoras to me. Not an uncommon catfish and far from being a bristlenose

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PostSubject: Re: New fish - I.D please   Mon Apr 29, 2013 6:03 am

Ah, I see, well they'll still thrive in my aquarium it would seem, but I only bought two and the internet says they like schools.
That petshop have lied to me for the last time! Evil or Very Mad
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PostSubject: Re: New fish - I.D please   Mon Apr 29, 2013 10:41 am

Hi,yes would be better to get another 2 or 3 or a few more if your tank is large?If the shop doesn't know a cory from a bristlenose it has huge problems.


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PostSubject: Re: New fish - I.D please   Mon Apr 29, 2013 10:53 am

Thanks bristlenoses, they are just introduced into a 3 foot 30gallon (120L?) tank that contains 3 fancy goldfish (yes I know, but the tank is about 25C because of the tank being in a room full of heated reptile vivariums). I don't know whether I could really get any more in there, as I'm sure I'm pushing my luck already, I do have 2 50gallon+ filters in there and water change frequently so water quality shouldn't be a problem.
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PostSubject: Re: New fish - I.D please   Mon Apr 29, 2013 11:06 am

If they were sold to you as bristlenose you could take them back and say they are not bristlenoses at all and get a refund.I certainly would.

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PostSubject: Re: New fish - I.D please   Mon Apr 29, 2013 11:16 am

Wouldn't be such a good idea to have bristlenoses with goldfish because of the food they eat.The bristlenoses will eat the food you feed to the goldfish and that can cause problems with bloat in the bristlenose.Also bristlenoses need bog wood and hiding places,caves etc.


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PostSubject: Re: New fish - I.D please   Mon Apr 29, 2013 12:42 pm

Bristlenoses wrote:
Wouldn't be such a good idea to have bristlenoses with goldfish because of the food they eat.The bristlenoses will eat the food you feed to the goldfish and that can cause problems with bloat in the bristlenose.Also bristlenoses need bog wood and hiding places,caves etc.


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You know, I didn't know that about the goldfish food, thanks for telling me. I'll keep these little fish I think, perhaps I'll set up a whole new spare tank for them, they're rather cute and I'm attached to them already, and as they cost me next to nothing I could get loads more.
I'll see how they get on with the goldfish though,
Thanks again Bristlenoses
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PostSubject: Re: New fish - I.D please   Mon Apr 29, 2013 10:01 pm

You got good responses! I love my Cory catfish!
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