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The Masked Shadow

Redtail Catfish
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The Masked Shadow

Redtail Catfish
MFK Member
Jul 19, 2020
3,534
3,364
154
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Southern California (San Diego)
Not elegans or aeneus to me. Actually think they look like either Cw048 or Cw068.
I’ve been getting mixed information on the catfish. I need a clearer picture.

This is what I’ve been suggested:

-Elegans (C. Elegans)
-CW068
-Rust (C. Raubati)
-Bronze (C. Aeneus)
- Black Band Cory (C. Zygatus)

Do any of these ring a bell?
 

The Masked Shadow

Redtail Catfish
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Jul 19, 2020
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Southern California (San Diego)
Could It be a C number in the Elegans group?
 

Fishman Dave

Potamotrygon
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Nov 14, 2015
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West Yorkshire
I’ve been getting mixed information on the catfish. I need a clearer picture.

This is what I’ve been suggested:

-Elegans (C. Elegans)
-CW068
-Rust (C. Raubati)
-Bronze (C. Aeneus)
- Black Band Cory (C. Zygatus)

Do any of these ring a bell?
I am not one of the real Cory experts but In my opinion:-
Not zygatus as the black patch on those stays well above the lateral line and yours drops below between pectoral and dorsal.
Not ran auto for the same reasoning as above.
Not aeneus as your fish has markings too high generally (above the lateral line and reaching too close to the dorsal fin). Aeneus has markings covering the lateral line and stoping well clear of the dorsal.
Not elegans as the markings and coloration is wrong even though elegans can be quite variable, would also expect that you don’t have all females (to be that colour).
As mentioned Cw068 and Cw048 are both options as also is the potential for one of the other many similar types or yet unnumbered types.
 

The Masked Shadow

Redtail Catfish
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Jul 19, 2020
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Southern California (San Diego)
I am not one of the real Cory experts but In my opinion:-
Not zygatus as the black patch on those stays well above the lateral line and yours drops below between pectoral and dorsal.
Not ran auto for the same reasoning as above.
Not aeneus as your fish has markings too high generally (above the lateral line and reaching too close to the dorsal fin). Aeneus has markings covering the lateral line and stoping well clear of the dorsal.
Not elegans as the markings and coloration is wrong even though elegans can be quite variable, would also expect that you don’t have all females (to be that colour).
As mentioned Cw068 and Cw048 are both options as also is the potential for one of the other many similar types or yet unnumbered types.
Thanks for your help.

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fishguy1978

Redtail Catfish
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Mar 30, 2020
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2,488
154
Washington
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robmcd

Redtail Catfish
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Jan 19, 2007
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970
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Where did you get the corys from?
 

The Masked Shadow

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