Wednesday, 8 October 2008

My Tropical Fish Aquarium - Part VIII

I've been trying to get a decent picture of my julii cory (which I'm satisfied is a false julii - coryadoras trilineatus - to be accurate), for some time - must be a bit camera-shy!
And this is one of my zebra snails, because they need love, too!


susan said...

I like the Julii Cory, and the zebra snail is cute.

Why is it a false Julii?

Radagast said...

Trilineatus is often sold as coryadoras julii, in the shops. There is a julii cory, but it has spotty markings, which is why it's also known as a leopard cory. Funny thing is, I think there's a different one, which also goes under the name of "leopard cory"!

Confused? Me, too! There are hundreds of cories, although only a few species turn up in the shops. Suffice is to say that I think it doesn't matter what it's called, as long as it fits in with one's community, and it looks nice!


Ana said...

I'm amazed that you're succeeding on your tropical fish aquarium.
It's hard to maintain all the conditions necessary to keep it all alive.
This is from a Brazilian who has already seem some friends giving up having an aquarium due to inability to create a good environment.

Radagast said...

Ana: Well, I've signed up to a forum, and I've been cribbing information from them, on a regular basis. As I commented to one of the guys on there, though: it's not a hobby; it's a science!