View Full Version : Wish I could find some unique Cory Cats

07-11-2007, 05:45 PM
All the Cory's locally are the same old, same old. The most exotic one I can find is a Panda. Where are all the cool orange and green one's I keep seeing online?

I may just go ahead and buy one of the Albino's they just got in instead of waiting on something exotic to never materialize.

07-11-2007, 07:31 PM
I hope you're not thinking of the dyed ones...I'd avoid those completely...

I really wish the PTB would step in and forbid the dying of fish already...

07-11-2007, 08:27 PM
I have albino, peppered, some other kind, and used to have a panda. They are neat but by far the neatest looking of them all to me is the Albino.

07-11-2007, 10:15 PM
The only colored ones i've seen are dyed. They have green ones at Petsmart even though the girl I asked says "We don't dye our fish". Yeah they don't but the people they buy from do. I wish they'd do something about dyed fish also, its just sad.

07-11-2007, 10:38 PM
Very, what is the use of it anyways?

07-16-2007, 01:52 PM
No, no! No dyed fish! They have some newer breeds in goldfish orange and a bright jade green. VERY expensive to buy online. I've also heard of "Dalmation" style ones. Though I have yet to see a picture of a truly white fish with black spots. There's also the one that is white and black with an orange spot on it's back. Those have been around a while, but you can't seem to find them.

My problem is that every pet store seems to have the same two or three species.

07-16-2007, 02:11 PM
You could contact the cory breeders...I'm sure someone there could help you find a specific species that you're interested in...

08-19-2007, 01:54 PM
Greetings. The recommendation to seek out Cory breeders is a good one. There is a large group of Cory breeders keeping hundreds of species, many quite rare and beautiful.

Rarely will you find anything out of the ordinary at your lfs. Additionally. it's always nice to support your local breeder.






08-19-2007, 02:50 PM
Emerald cories aren't dyed they are naturally green(ish)

There are also species that have natural orange colorations (adolphoi)

08-19-2007, 03:49 PM
Pandas are expensive but found at most of my LFS.
I would like to find some Sterbai corydoras. I think those are sweet.

08-19-2007, 05:54 PM
I like that black cory.

10-22-2007, 07:51 PM
Nice pics.. I love my Corys. I have a bronze and an albino cory that I bought at the same time and the albino has never really grown. Apparently some of the albino's have stunted growth. The bronze is really big now but unfortunately he lost his dorsal fin when I first got him and it's never grown back so it looks really weird!

I've just got a long finned Peppered Cory from Maidenhead Aquatics and he's a beaut tho!! Here's a pic of an adult one :19:


10-23-2007, 02:09 AM
I saw some of the emerald ones at petsmart too but they didn't look much different from the spotted ones.

10-23-2007, 02:16 AM
I saw some of the emerald ones at petsmart too but they didn't look much different from the spotted ones.

Hmmm, that don't seem right!:confused: Emeralds are solid colored and spotted ones are, well, spotted. They should not look anything alike unless they have the wrong ones in the Emerald tank at your PetSmart.

10-23-2007, 02:33 AM
I found this site that sells quite a few corys. They have the neon orange ones at $15 a pop.http://www.aquariumfish.net/catalog_pages/scavengers/scavengers.htm#corys

10-23-2007, 12:10 PM
www.corysrus.com the have them all

10-23-2007, 04:52 PM
The Emeralds look kind of like the Bronzes but, um, green? :c8: