Cat-eLog Right Arrow Callichthyidae Right Arrow Corydoradinae Right Arrow Corydoras

Jump to next section Cat-eLog Data Sheet
Scientific NameCorydoras sp. (Cw010)  Gill, 1858
Common Name(s)CW010, Gold Laser Cory
Orange Stripe Cory, Peru Orange Stripe Cory
PronunciationKory DOOR ass
EtymologyCory = 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. 
Jump to next section Species Information
IdentificationCorydoras 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.

See Corydoras aeneus.
SexingFemales grow larger and are more full-bodied, this is best observed from above the fish. Males will typically have more pointed as opposed to more rounded fin tips as they mature.
Jump to next section Habitat Information
DistributionPeru, Pucallpa.
Amazon, Upper Amazon, Marañón, Ucayali, Middle Ucayali (click on these areas to find other species found there)
Show it on a map (Click the map-icon to show/hide map of species distribution)
Jump to next section Husbandry Information
FeedingWill 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.
FurnitureShade 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. Avoid keeping over rough edged (chipped) gravel, this will increase this risk of damage the fishes barbels when it tries to dig.
CompatibilityA peaceful, shoaling, community fish.
Suggested TankmatesAll Corydoras should be kept in groups of at least 6 of the same species. Otherwise compatible with most other types of fish that are reasonably peaceful, as long as they don't see a Corydoras as a snack.
BreedingHas been bred in the aquarium.
Jump to next section Further Information
Registered Keepers(1) mikey, (2) Barbie (k: 5), (3) Coryologist, (4) Coryman, (5) Yan, (6) Barracuda518 (k: 6), (7) Tulio, (8) NEONCORY (k: 77), (9) haffiducki, (10) anitabritt (k: 10), who also notes: "10 wc adults. ", (11) kamas88 (k: 4), (12) CoryLoachFreak, (13) gismo5001, (14) tomh, (15) polardbear (k: 30), who also notes: "Spawned 3 times - currently hatching out 41 eggs.", (16) jac, (17) snaggle (k: 7), who also notes: "7 WC not sexed yet. ", (18) Kets (k: 7), (19) alyosha, (20) tophat665 (k: 5), (21) evesonevo (k: 5), (22) Aquariumfun (k: 10), (23) smegforbrains, (24) gem400, (25) call_apple (k: 3), (26) AlaskanCorydoras (k: 2), who also notes: "I'd been watching them at my favored LFS for about 4 months before I bought them. Pretty fish. ", (27) apisto-nut (p: 2), (28) ashik (k: 11), (29) LowCat (k: 2), (30) Kampfer, (31) jørn henning flåten (p: 2), (32) ayrtoninst (k: 12), (33) fishpimpin, (34) vega77 (k: 7), (35) corycrazy (p: 3), (36) zoao, (37) rhibear (k: 106), (38) mummymonkey (k: 20), (39) bcmitchell (k: 3), (40) PlecoCrazy (k: 12), (41) Bubbles2112 (k: 6), (42) NC24, (43) RIPbiglad, (44) percyplec, (45) jabones (k: 3), (46) corybreed, (47) FishandFire, (48) dave.h, (49) MattP (k: 6), (50) gem997, (51) jvision (k: 6), (52) SHEAG (p: 2), (53) Nabobmob1 (k: 40), (54) Mark Roesner, (55) reefdive (p: 2), (56) KansasGuppyGuy (k: 22), (57) keen-eyed (k: 10), (58) CATMANdrew (k: 13), (59) catfishhunter (p: 2), (60) JamieH, (61) MChambers (k: 90), (62) donpetty (k: 6), (63) madattiver, (64) mace, (65) anthonyking, (66) fusco (p: 2, k: 13), (67) miku (k: 4), who also notes: "Var. Peru Gold Stripe", (68) Vess, (69) backstreetgambler (k: 17), (70) mpfsr (p: 2), (71) mangopleco (k: 3), (72) syno321, (73) Cashflo, (74) Travis Webb, (75) andersonpe, (76) Lusitano972 (k: 4), (77) Andy1927 (k: 5), (78) kwalker (k: 2), (79) Azwins (k: 6), (80) Paul (k: 11), (81) Boupette, (82) pleco rob, (83) Gallett291 (k: 2), (84) afracasa (k: 8), (85) Shaddex (k: 10), (86) Madtundra01, (87) Rebel00357 (p: 2, k: 17), who also notes: "Orange stripes & dull color belly", "Gold Stripes & shiny belly", (88) Jdmcfast (p: 2), (89) Stuey, (90) Lee Meadows, (91) adcc (k: 10), (92) Sean B, (93) sweetcora (k: 2), (94) DaveCF (k: 5), (95) LiZZzz (k: 10), (96) fishdoc313 (k: 6), (97) cinnamonsticks, (98) bbdean, (99) Esufrank1, (100) lilu (k: 2), (101) Lars Jamne (k: 80), (102) Ingvald Arne Meland, (103) Valb68, (104) Matturbin, (105) Marine590622, (106) Aquaticus (k: 10), (107) plecokim, (108) Mol_PMB (k: 5), (109) Bardot (k: 3), (110) JG, (111) Tamcon83 (k: 4), (112) parrot1974 (k: 3), who also notes: "Wild-caught from Peru", (113) ravenxcoree, (114) USCG CWO (k: 8), (115) lynja321, (116) ahxw, (117) Restazonia, (118) wolfie1279, (119) Zulan, (120) CharlieM9, (121) 4evercories (k: 6), (122) sushi1980, (123) benma (k: 10), (124) Koen (k: 5), (125) Cory Ben, (126) menno1988 (k: 26), (127) asparagus (k: 6), (128) francoisMtl (k: 60), (129) AmLi, (130) Bruno Magis, (131) Mvinyl (k: 20), (132) kvnbyl (p: 2), (133) Jesnil72 (k: 9), (134) scandicman (k: 6), (135) timpz, (136) fishfarmer (k: 35).

Click on a username above to see all that persons registered catfish species. You can also view all "my cats" data for this species.
Breeding Reports(1) Mol_PMB (b: 53), (2) timpz (b: 53), (3) Lars Jamne (b: 46), (4) USCG CWO (b: 43), (5) Valb68 (b: 40), (6) Zulan (b: 39), (7) Aquaticus (b: 38), (8) backstreetgambler (b: 23), (9) Travis Webb (b: 21), (10) mangopleco (b: 13), (11) Mvinyl (b: 13), (12) MChambers (b: 9).
Search Planet CatfishSearch Planet Catfish for more on Corydoras sp. (Cw010)
Look up AquaticRepublic.comLook up Corydoras sp. (Cw010) on AquaticRepublic.com
BBCode (for use in linking to this page from forum posts)
Link (for use in linking to the species from anywhere on the web)
QR iconGet or print a QR code for this species profile, or try our BETA label creator.
Hits41961 hits.
Last Update2015 Nov 20 08:49 (species record created: 2001 Apr 19 00:00)