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Old 04-26-2013, 08:52 AM   #1
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Emerald green cory vs Laser green


what are the differences, any pics? I gogoled and could only find info on the peru laser green...
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Old 04-26-2013, 10:18 AM   #2
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Plenty of info on emerald green Cory.


https://www.google.com/search?q=emer...obile&ie=UTF-8
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They look the same then?
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Old 04-26-2013, 11:44 PM   #4
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Depends what you mean by emerald green, but emerald green usually means brochis splendens, not truly a Cory, although a nice fish. Google it and you'll see. Two very different fish.
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You can definitely tell a green laser Cory from a emerald green. Like mchambers said, the emerald green isn't a corydoras but a brochis species.
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Old 04-28-2013, 12:03 AM   #6
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I have several Brochis splendens that I purchased thinking they were cories. They are usually sold at chain stores and some LFS as "Emerald Green Corydoras" or just "Emerald Cory." The proper common name is "Emerald (Green) Catfish" as they are not really a corydoras.

They are significantly larger than the corydoras once fully grown and have 10-12 dorsal rays instead of 5-7 on the corydoras. Otherwise, they look very similar, although I have to admit the brochis is a more impressive looking fish due to their larger body and longer dorsal fins. My brochis hang out with the other cories in my tank and they even school around together occasionally.

If you have a larger tank, I'd go with the emerald catfish (brochis). For smaller tanks, the green laser cory is maybe a better choice.
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