|Cat-eLog Data Sheet|
|Scientific Name||Corydoras weitzmani Nijssen, 1971|
|Common Name(s)||Twosaddle Corydoras|
|Type Locality||Río Vilcanota system at Cuzco, Cuzco, Peru, 13°32'S, 71°57'W.|
|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. Named to honour Dr. Stanley Weitzman.|
|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.
Fairly unique in that it has a light brown body with three dark markings, one over the eye, one under/into the dorsal and one at the end of the caudal peduncle. The exact shape of the spots varies somewhat from one fish to another.
|Sexing||Females fuller bodied and slightly larger than males.|
|Distribution||The type locality information recorded for this species is inaccurate. Imports to the aquarium trade have come from the Rio Madre del Dios reiver system in Southern Peru.
Amazon, Middle Amazon (Solimoes), Madeira, Madre de Dios (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||22.0-26.0°C or 71.6-78.8°F (Show others within this range)|
|Other Parameters||dh 2-25.|
|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||Shade provided by overhanging rock work, arching bogwood, tall or floating plants are all that is required. Ideally substrate should be sand, but rounded gravel is an imperfect alternative. Do not keep over regular, not rounded gravel, this will damaged the fishes barbels when it tries to dig.|
|Compatibility||Comaptible with all but the tiniest of fry, and as long as they are not considered "food" in themselves.|
|Suggested Tankmates||Ideal tankmates are small to medium tetras. Possibly also dwarf cichlids such as Apistogramma or Mikrogeophagus.|
|Breeding||Has been bred in the aquarium and appears to be both reasonably easy and predictable in its spawning behaviour.|
|References||Beaufortiav. 19 (no. 250) - pp91 - Fig. 1|
|Registered Keepers||(1) synoguy (k: 5), (2) mummymonkey (k: 24), who also notes: "Very shy fish.", (3) madattiver (k: 11), (4) Coryologist, (5) kim m (k: 4), who also notes: "Breeding group. Very productive.", (6) Coryman, (7) joern (k: 10), (8) Barracuda518 (k: 6), (9) cwm, (10) Daragh (k: 7), (11) johnny70, (12) AmLi (k: 6), (13) fulvioander (k: 4), (14) CatfishPiney (p: 5), (15) Carp37 (k: 4), who also notes: "5 juvenile F1 fish from Paul Nixon at Bolton Aquarium; extremely shy (even paranoid) at first and prone to washing out colour, but settled remarkable after about 3 years! Lost one October '10.", (16) Selveste_Preben (k: 2), (17) jollysue (k: 11), (18) saltcop, (19) Dave Rinaldo (k: 8), (20) thelivelylady, (21) corybreed (k: 12), (22) H (k: 8), (23) anitabritt (k: 22), who also notes: "Regular breeding group wc. ", (24) Jørn Kåsa, (25) kenneth knutsen, (26) bevans (k: 3), who also notes: "Wild-caught trio. I am trying to get them to spawn now.", (27) Liz H, (28) Olivier, (29) TheWetArm (k: 4), (30) Julie, (31) Yann (k: 3), (32) paul dixon (k: 92), (33) reticulata (k: 6), (34) LowCat (k: 2), (35) NEONCORY (k: 4), (36) fish fodder (k: 5), (37) evesonevo (k: 5), (38) apisto-nut, (39) amergim (p: 2), (40) chris1932, (41) gem400 (k: 6), (42) polardbear (k: 7), (43) fjack88, (44) ozarowana (k: 17), (45) jørn henning flåten, (46) ucdxmisty, (47) donishi, (48) matti2uude (k: 11), (49) Bjørn (p: 2), (50) bamboosticks (k: 5), (51) Kampfer, (52) Richard B (k: 6), (53) MatsP (p: 2, k: 16), (54) Hitch (k: 5), (55) mead51 (p: 4), (56) syno321, (57) percyplec (k: 9), who also notes: "Breeding group", (58) Donald (p: 2, k: 27), (59) boyneburn, (60) janne dahle (k: 10), (61) aides, (62) jp11biod, (63) aquaoahu, (64) jpod, (65) Norman (k: 9), (66) catfanatic (k: 7), who also notes: "I keep the witez mani I a custom sized 15 gal. Tank with a large amount of Anubis plants and go thru the plants after noticing spawning activity. This is a time consuming job as you have to examine each plant well. They are very good at hiding there eggs and the parents are excellent at finding the eggs and eating them. The eggs once found are removed and set aside in tank water to hatch. I have had very good hatch rates and survival rates for the fry.", (67) Mark Roesner, (68) hullfishman (k: 5), who also notes: "Tank bred just aproaching maturity", (69) rhibear (k: 6), (70) arapaimag (k: 5), (71) reefdive, (72) rmc (k: 30), who also notes: "Bred 2x in a 10 gallon sand bottom tank, 2 floating mops(dk. green) Temp-75 deg.F, aqeon 10 powerfilter, fed on Blackworms and bbs 2x per day. Both spawns occurred after a 50 % RODI water change, as a major weather front was moving in. Each spawn consisted of 25 or so lg. eggs mainly laid in the top half of the floating mops.", (73) catfishhunter, (74) soltarii007, (75) MHS, (76) Shawnc, (77) jeff.l, (78) mace, (79) cpc1007 (k: 5), (80) madtundra, (81) mds, (82) tjudy, (83) donpetty (k: 6), (84) mani29 (k: 2), (85) lasteeves (k: 13), (86) backstreetgambler (k: 4), (87) anthonyking, (88) gossei, (89) Martin S (k: 2), (90) KillieOrCory, (91) Lars Jamne (k: 7), (92) kwalker (k: 4), (93) darr3ll, (94) Paul, (95) crazyjock (k: 6), (96) PhilC (k: 5), who also notes: "Wild.", (97) steveh28 (k: 8), (98) Madtundra01, (99) duxallinarow, (100) miguel mitchel.
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|Breeding Reports||(1) Rita Aspevik (b: 41), (2) catfanatic (b: 10).|
- Shane's World Reproduction Observations of Breeding Corydoras weitzmani.
- CotM 2011 August
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|Last Update||2012 Feb 13 01:52 (species record created: 2005 Apr 23 00:00)|
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