|Cat-eLog Data Sheet|
|Scientific Name||Corydoras eques Steindachner, 1876|
|Common Name(s)||Horsemans Cory
|Type Locality||Amazon R. at Codajás, Amazonas, Brazil.|
|Pronunciation||Kory DOOR ass|
|Etymology||Cory = helmet, doras = skin. In this case it was incorrectly used to mean armour (cuirasse) instead of skin in allusion to the dual rows of plates that run along the flanks of this genus. Lat. eques horseman, rider.|
|Size||55mm (2.2") SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.|
|Identification||Corydoras are identified by their twin rows of armour plates along the flanks and by having fewer than 10 dorsal fin rays. They are most commonly confused with the other genera in the sub-family, namely Brochis, Scleromystax and Aspidoras.
Characterised by the large saddle shaped dark greenish brown body marking, from which it gets its common name.
|Sexing||Females larger in overall body length and have a fuller more rounded body shape.|
|Distribution||South America: Amazon River basin.
Amazon (click on these areas to find other species found there) (Click the map-icon to show/hide map of species distribution)
|pH||6.0 - 8.0|
|Temperature||22.5-26.0°C or 72.5-78.8°F (Show others within this range)|
|Other Parameters||dH 2-16.|
|Feeding||Will accept a wide range of commercial foods including tablets, granules and flakes. Live (or frozen) foods such as bloodworm, white worm, grindal worm, Daphnia and tubifex are readily accepted.|
|Furniture||Substrate should be a fine smooth-grained sand.|
|Compatibility||A peaceful species best kept in groups of five or more. Tank mates should be of a similar temperament.|
|Suggested Tankmates||Small to medium Terra's, Barbs, Anabantoids and Danios make ideal tank mates.|
|References||Sitzungsber. Akad. Wiss. Wienv. 74 (1. Abth.) - pp140  - Pl. 12 (fig. 3-3a) Identifying Corydoradinae Catfish. Ian A. M. Fuller & Hans-Georg Evers. ISBN 0-9540872-2-4 p122.|
|Registered Keepers||(1) Coryman, (2) anitabritt (k: 15), (3) PhiltheNelson, (4) Okefenokee, (5) Yann (k: 4), (6) Birger Amundsen, (7) Rita Aspevik (k: 17), (8) Hitch (k: 6), (9) NC24, (10) janne dahle (k: 11), (11) Magnus Nodland, (12) Mowin (k: 10), (13) Kampfer, (14) Mark Roesner, (15) mummymonkey (k: 154), who also notes: "About 400 or so eggs laid near the surface on plant leaves. Fry have the same pattern as Corydoras rabauti.", (16) saltcop, (17) jp11biod, (18) soltarii007, (19) mace, (20) wackytpt, (21) chef, (22) KansasGuppyGuy (k: 14), (23) Anders Kaste (k: 5), (24) Bjørn, (25) Cashflo, (26) Eric Bodrock (p: 2, k: 16), who also notes: "Doing great but no spawns yet!", (27) biker-1975, (28) Regina (k: 3), (29) crazyjock (k: 4), (30) ryanqin (p: 2), (31) donpetty (k: 6), (32) Valb68 (k: 8), who also notes: "Wild Caught", (33) Lee Meadows, (34) Sean B, (35) kamas88 (k: 8), who also notes: "2x C. eques (Tefe)
6x CW043 (Peru)", (36) Nabobmob1 (k: 3), (37) sushi1980, (38) Mruaru, (39) rmc.
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|Breeding Reports||(1) mummymonkey (b: 55).|
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|Last Update||2011 Aug 12 00:17 (species record created: 2004 Aug 22 00:00)|