I think they might of been YoYo loaches but looking at the images on the site they don't seem to carry the same pattern on them, I have only had them for about 2 weeks and would also like to know how big they are when they are adults.
Thanks for all the help
Sorry for the poor quality.. it was off my phone camera and the loaches swim away when ever i get close
You actually have some Corydoras catfish there, not loaches. You might like to have a look at this link to help identify them:
http://www.planetcatfish.com/catelog/fa ... amily_id=1
East of the Sun, West of the Moon.
The problem with the stripped and spotted Corydoras is there are so many. The only true way to identify most of them is too know where they were caught.
But, like starsplitter7 said, all cories are awesome
C. trilineatus is rather distinctly lined. The 'tri' means 3. These are a spotted Cory, and along the center of each side of the fish the spots come together so there are alternating black and white lines running most of the length of the fish.
That picture does not look like tris. The spots do seem to come together into lines, but not quite the same way as I have seen in C. trilineatus.
C. julii is similar to a tri, but the spots do not come together into 3 stripes.
There are quite a few other Cories, many spotted ones.
Look at the patten on the head. Is it spotted like the rest of the fish? Different? Does the fish have a black mask?
Look at the dorsal fin for coloring. Some are spotted like the body, some striped, some have a black or orange blotch.
By comparing all these to the pictures at Planet Catfish you might find the species.
As suggested above, some Cories are just barely different from each other, and knowing the catch location (for wild caught) can help.
Many Cories will breed in aquariums, so a lot of them in stores are captive bred.
Happy fish keeping!
They are most likely Sterbai. It is also shown by the spotting on the head, leading to more maze like lines along the body.
Trilineatus has the maze design on its head , as does Julii, and both these species sport a black spot on their dorsal fin.
Edit just to note, corydoras can be shy and relatively unhappy unless in a group of 6 or more, if possible, try and fetch 3 more Sterbai, whilst cory's will mix and shoal with other species of cory, they prefer to be with their own breed.
My tri-lines and peppered cory's shoal together quite often, but funnily enough they never wanted to be around the Panda corys.starsplitter7 wrote:I think of corry groups like this: Same species are like family, mixed species are like friends. I have about 40 Cories. THey all hang out together. There are about 8 species. I try not to keep any with less than 5 of a specific species. The more the merrier. Just like Rusty said, they need a group of the same species.
I always thought that was odd.
3 spotted gourami X1 (Roughly 3")
Black/Silver Angelfish X1 (Fully Grown)
Albino Bristlenose X2 (Still young 1" big each)
The Anglefish does get a little bit angry sometimes but usually just chases the gourami around for a few seconds.. Havnt seen any harm to either of the fish since I got them which is rougthly around 6 months ago. Only comes in contact with the Corys when theres a algea wafer next to them
Water qualitys great, full of floating plants (dull ones but keep the water good).. No ammonia and Nitrite but the nitrate is usually around 5ppm or less but i belive thats a safe level.
Im approaching the Inch per gallon rule i believe when all the fish are fully grown (running 20gal setup) so I might have to buy another setup and have a properly planted one which look awsome but cost alot
Do not pay too much attention to the 1" per gallon rule. THat's pretty much a hoax. For example, you couldn't keep a 6" Oscar in a 20 gallon. Too big of a fish and too much waste. However 20 Neons probably wouldn't be a problem, even with a small group of cories. Less body space and much less waste. I would say you are definitely ready to start looking for a 55 gallon or bigger. Don't get ride of the 20, you can use that one too. I have 9 tanks because I am learning.
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