|Cat-eLog Data Sheet|
|Scientific Name||Corydoras metae Eigenmann, 1914|
|Common Name(s)||Bandit Cory, Masked Corydoras|
|Type Locality||Barrigona, Río Meta, Colombia.|
|Pronunciation||Kory DOOR ass - MEH tay|
|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 after the Rio Meta, from which it was collected.|
|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.
C. metae is often confused with C. melini (which has an unbroken black stripe from dorsal to caudal fins, C. metae has no colour on its caudal fin or mid-body flanks) and occasionally C. davidsandsi (Lighter, more orange basic colouration and slightly more elongate body). There is also an ''imitator'' long-snouted species (C. simulatus).
|Sexing||Females are slightly larger (especially when viewed from above) than males.|
|Distribution||Colombia: Rios Meta, Guaviare, Ocoa & Manacacias.
Orinoco, Middle Orinoco, Meta (click on these areas to find other species found there)
Orinoco, Upper Orinoco, Guaviare (click on these areas to find other species found there)
Orinoco, Middle Orinoco, Meta, Manacacias (click on these areas to find other species found there)
Orinoco, Middle Orinoco, Meta, Ocoa (click on these areas to find other species found there) (Click the map-icon to show/hide map of species distribution)
|pH||6.5 - 7.5|
|Temperature||21.0-24.0°C or 69.8-75.2°F (Show others within this range)|
|Feeding||Will take prepared foods happily, but breeding condition will require bloodworm or other insect larvae.|
|Furniture||Open gravel swimming space preferably shaded by large broadleaf plants. A large open cave for refuge also helps settle in these fish. They may sit inactive for periods of time when resting, but will always venture forth for food.|
|Compatibility||An ideal community fish.|
|Breeding||Around 20-30 eggs are produced, these are laid slowly in clutches and carried by the female in a ''pouch'' formed by her pelvic fins. They are carried to the underside of broad leaves or sometimes the aquarium glass and deposited carefully.|
|References||Ind. Univ. StudiesNo. 23 - pp230|
|Registered Keepers||(1) zenyfish, (2) CatBrat, (3) Tulio, (4) jschwab, (5) Lornek8, (6) racer36, (7) guillermo racines, (8) Yan, (9) azfisher (k: 3), (10) loafingloach, (11) pramirez (k: 8), (12) Cyberbob, (13) fulvioander, (14) roland369, (15) thelivelylady (k: 4), who also notes: "Ocean Reef", (16) alexmuchtar, (17) Gry, (18) Plunt, (19) Birger Amundsen, (20) kamas88 (k: 10), who also notes: "Breeding several times", (21) jar (k: 5), (22) Kampfer, (23) reneb, (24) MatsP (p: 5, k: 25), who also notes: "After a about two weeks they are beginning to settle in nicely. To begin with, they were terribly scared.", "Fry from breeding. Moved to the L128 breeding tank to help the messy eating plecos keep the place a bit tidier.", "Fry. Some didn't make it. The rest have been moved to a tank on their own, rather than in a net in their parent's tank. ", "From Pier Aquatics.", (25) tophat665 (k: 6), who also notes: "Keeping with a breeding trio of Rineloricaria eigenmanni. The metaes haf bred unnoticed in the leaf litter.", (26) Gretesam (k: 4), (27) KTLM, (28) jørn henning flåten, (29) ucdxmisty, (30) jha61, (31) rodpam, (32) ligon, (33) oli (k: 2), (34) nelo (k: 26), (35) drpleco (k: 8), (36) matti2uude (k: 32), (37) fleshgear (p: 2), (38) Rita Aspevik (k: 14), (39) rhibear (k: 21), (40) mummymonkey (k: 112), (41) MattP (k: 6), (42) NC24, (43) boyneburn, (44) vibaldi (k: 2), (45) Mowin (k: 4), (46) dave.h, (47) aquaoahu, (48) Joost (k: 10), (49) SHEAG, (50) coryla (k: 10), (51) James165 (k: 3), (52) Mark Roesner, (53) xXColtzFanXx (k: 3), (54) melancholy, (55) snowball (k: 3), (56) nerdoutlaw, (57) ars (k: 5), (58) corycrazy, (59) MHS, (60) donpetty (k: 2), (61) Decker504, (62) mace, (63) tjudy, (64) iziko, (65) Luis.Ventura, (66) mani29 (k: 5), (67) lasteeves (k: 3), (68) Vess, (69) yogi88, (70) Dotty66, (71) Baxter4568, (72) oldcat (k: 5), (73) thereverendturtle (k: 9), (74) cinnamonsticks (k: 4), (75) Steph85, (76) darr3ll, (77) JamieDurrant (k: 8), who also notes: "Wild caught", (78) rmc (k: 6), (79) Catfishfingers, (80) Stuey, (81) Stefanus, (82) crazyjock (k: 5), (83) TB1987 (k: 4), who also notes: "A little skittish at first but settle eventually".
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|Breeding Reports||(1) MatsP (b: 56), (2) ars (b: 32).|
- CotM 1997 January
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|Last Update||2005 Oct 03 00:00 (species record created: 2001 Apr 25 00:00)|
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