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Allie - 2018-10-01
Outdated inaccurate information.... The albino cory is of the species Corydoras aeneus ... Also known as the bronze cory... Selectivly bred in captivity for the albino trait as it does not occur in the wild. They do not even have the same body shape as the peppered cory. Not sure why that was even posted considering any other site anywhere online has them labled correctly. Really strange that whoever made this fish profile would post something so easily proven incorrect.

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  • Editor's Note - 2020-10-14
    Possibly, but in our research so far we have found they are believed to be derived from Corydoras paleatus. Two of the references cited on the bottom of this page suggest this; Dr. Herbert R. Axelrod in his book 'Aquarium Fishes of the World' shows the albino form of C. paleatus (page 430); and also author Richard Geis,  in his book 'Catfish Keeping & Breeding Them in Captivity,' also suggests in the caption of his albino photo, this color form being C. paleatus (page 54). However if you can share a resource suggesting they are C. aeneus , we would love to review it.
  • Craig - 2020-10-11
    Indeed, there are two types of Albino Cory available in the trade; Aeneus and Paleatus. I’ve seen both in local fish stores, simply labelled ‘Albino Cory’ with no distinction either way. In fact, one store had both types in the same tank and selling them as the same fish. Aeneus are certainly more common, but Paleatus do show up in albino form fairly often.
  • Fishkeeper - 2020-02-05
    Albino corydoras can be any species with the albino gene. It won't just be the bronze cory that has been bred for its gene, im sure of that.
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Jose Torres - 2020-10-01
I’d like to buy a few scats if possible.

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Animal-World info on Chinese Algae Eater
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annabella - 2020-09-15
Siamese Algae and Chinese Algae eater are NOT the same fish. the Siamese Algae is also called "flying fox" and look a little like otto-catfish. Chinese Algae and the Siamese Algae are often confused for each other because of the latter part of the name.

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Animal-World info on Spotted Raphael Catfish
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john t franklin - 2020-09-12
I got a Talking Catfish named "Scooby"...because he loves these algae disc we call "Scooby Snacks" from the cartoon show....Me and my wife meet and got married we founded out we both love fish so Scooby was the first fish we brought and after 25 years and thru two major hurricanes where we lost power for weeks Scooby is STILL alive a well...

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Animal-World info on Red-bellied Piranha
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Jessa - 2020-08-17
I have read certain armored catfish and plecos have been kept with Red Bellies. I was wondering is a Feathersail Squeaker Sydondis could be? They are a larger, spiked cat and live with Cichlids in the wild. Thank you.

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Animal-World info on Golden Severum
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Jamz ❤️ - 2020-08-16
I have golden child with angel fish , all types of cichlids , rainbows , discuss and some fish I don’t know lol.. that kids happy🤣😂

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Animal-World info on Altum Angelfish
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jd - 2020-07-18
The fish pictured is NOT a true p. altum

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Anonymous - 2011-06-01
I have 4 of these wonderful fish. 2 have have stripes towards their back end. Why? Also 1 has gone missing. It sounds impossible but I can't find him in the aqurium any where. Does anyone have an idea where he is? I love all my fish very much. It wasn't a cat, none of the other fish ate him, and I didnt see his body in my net or close to the aquruim. Thanks

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  • Charlie Roche - 2011-06-01
    Almost every week at least one person writes in that they can't find a particular fish. Most of the time, the fish magically reappear. It also seems that most are found to be just find behind the filter. I have no idea why but this happens frequently. Good luck and I hope you find yours.
  • cindy - 2011-06-30
    Killifish are notorious for jumping out. You need a lid with little to no gaps around it.
  • kye turnbull - 2011-12-10
    these killis can jump out flip around alot so he could have fliped along way from the tank.
    to stop this you should get a lid.
  • Stephanie - 2020-07-10
    The stripes indicate the sex of the fish. Male or female.
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Animal-World info on Fantail Goldfish
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Alice - 2020-07-03
I have 2 small fantail fish: a red one and a grey spotted one. They grey seems to suffers from swim bladder problems (in the evening it swims on his side and he struggles to reach the bottom of the tank). So just to help the grey fish, every morning I feed them a soft boiled pea and later on in the day, just a few soaked flakes of fish food. My question: is it enough for them? They haven’t got any other source of food (plastic plant as decoration). I am worried that in order to keep the grey one well, the red one is starving or perhaps both of them are hungry. Thanks.

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Animal-World info on Japanese Rice Fish
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Anonymous - 2020-07-02
Hi, I have just acquired two Rice Fish , I think Medaka, and think I have a male and female. I am wondering what temperature of water is best to encourage breeding. Now that we are moving into July I am hoping this is a good season for breeding them. I am quite chuffed at the prospects of increasing my collection. The main reason I took to them is because they can withstand colder temperatures even in the winter here in the UK. I have a small, lily pond inside my garden greenhouse (lower walls of wood) where it is submerged into the ground about 20 inches. I may leave some fish outside over winter as the pond is quite deep and protected. I will likely place a clear cover during the coldest months here in the UK. My pond rarely gets a thin layer of ice in winter so I think they will be fine. The other reason I like these little fish is because I have tried goldfish in this pond but they came from a very large, fast swimming group tank and so jumped out when put in a smaller environment. Of course they are so much larger than Rice Fish. I love how calm Rice Fish are. Hope you all have fun with yours.

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