I got some tail smudge micefish!!!

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GaryE

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I was nerding my way through scientific papers about Corydoras catfish yesterday, after I bought myself a group of Corydoras similis. In the store, they were "Tail smudge Corys", which was not as cool as "Violet Corys", another trade name. But in a Chinese paper, it was confidently proclaimed that they were micefish, like all Corydoras, Brochis and Scleromystax. It's the whiskers and the cuteness, obviously.

I like that. It beats ratfish, for marketing purposes. The panda mousefish is a thought.

Given that China is where the hobby is growing fastest, and we've already got pigeon blood this and that (I have never seen a pigeon bleed), and some very odd to English ears Betta names, I'm wondering how long it'll be before Chinese popular names for other fish kick in. When I was a kid, Corys were "tanks", a doomed name given that keeping tanks in tanks was confusing.
 

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C.arcuatus is called Beetle Corys here (resembling a VW Beetle)

Chinese have to make up the weirdest names cause they crossbreed anything alive and linebreed any fish that look different to the normal ones. Baloon this, longfin that.
 

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Mice Fish. The way they swim and scurry about as well as the general shape. That little thing they do with their eyes sometimes and their whiskers.
Corydoras , from henceforth onward you shall be called with the name Mousefish . A group shall be known as Micefish.
So it is said , so let it be written , so let it be done.
MOUSEFISH !
 

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