|Cat-eLog Data Sheet|
|Scientific Name||Corydoras cruziensis Knaack, 2002|
|Common Name(s)||Santa Cruz Cory|
|Type Locality||Guarayos, Santa Cruz Department, Bolivia, 16°20.014'S, 62°50.912'W, elevation 215 meters.|
|Pronunciation||Kory DOOR ass - crew zee en siss|
|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. The species is named after the Bolivian Departamento de Santa Cruz.|
|Size||50mm (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.
Similar in appearance to Corydoras punctatus, a species only found in Suriname. It differs slightly in colour pattern having fewer larger body spots, those along the juncture of dorsal and lateral scutes may form an irregular broken stripe.
|Sexing||Females are a little larger than males and have a heavier appearance, with rounded, fan shaped ventral fins compared to the slightly pointed fins of the male.|
|Distribution||South America: Madeira River basin in Bolivia.
Amazon, Middle Amazon (Solimoes), Madeira (click on these areas to find other species found there) (Click the map-icon to show/hide map of species distribution)
|pH||6.0 - 7.2|
|Temperature||22.5-25.5°C or 72.5-77.9°F (Show others within this range)|
|Feeding||Will accept a wide range of commercial foods including tablet, granular and flake. Live foods such as Daphnia, blood worm, white worm, grindle worm and tubifex are readily accepted.|
|Furniture||Substrate should be a fine smooth grained sand. Other furniture is relatively unimportant.|
|Compatibility||A small peaceful and slightly timid species that should not be kept with boisterous or aggressive fish.|
|Suggested Tankmates||Small tetra's or small cyprinids make ideal tank mates.|
|Breeding||Has been bred under aquarium conditions.|
|References||Ein weiterer neuer Panzerwels aus Bolivien: *Corydoras cruziensis* n. sp. (Pisces, Siluriformes, Callichthyidae) VDA-akutell 60-69|
|Registered Keepers||(1) Coryman, (2) thelivelylady, (3) kim m.
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|Last Update||2013 Feb 03 15:40 (species record created: 2005 Jul 20 00:00)|