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

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Scientific NameCorydoras sp. (Cw009)  Gill, 1858
Common Name(s)CW009, Green Laser Cory
Peru Green 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. 
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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.
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DistributionPeru, Pucallpa.
Amazon, Upper Amazon, Marañón, Ucayali, Middle Ucayali (click on these areas to find other species found there)
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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.
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Registered Keepers(1) mikey, (2) daniel60, (3) Coryologist (p: 2), (4) Coryman, (5) Yan, (6) Barracuda518 (k: 6), (7) Tulio, (8) NEONCORY (k: 12), (9) jollysue (k: 10), (10) call_apple, (11) tntraider, (12) Daragh (k: 11), who also notes: "Supposedly German Bred, but fully grown so I expect wild caught. Have not sexed them yet.", (13) AmLi (p: 2), (14) Jørn Kåsa, (15) Gry, (16) kamas88 (p: 2, k: 10), (17) LUISGOREY, (18) Breus (k: 6), (19) gismo5001, (20) theonetruepath, (21) Olivier, (22) polardbear (k: 10), (23) jar (k: 7), (24) jac (k: 35), (25) speedy231278 (k: 8), (26) Yann (p: 2, k: 10), (27) UNTgolf (k: 26), (28) Aquariumfun (k: 14), (29) JimmyT, (30) JoJo3131, (31) Roland, (32) Atle Aspevik, (33) Telemin, (34) Gretesam (k: 6), (35) Kampfer, (36) topline, (37) ayrtoninst (k: 12), (38) vega77, (39) catfanatic (p: 2), (40) mummymonkey (k: 38), (41) NC24 (k: 26), (42) jules a birnbaum, (43) jabones, (44) percyplec, (45) corybreed, (46) yong2, (47) Mark Roesner, (48) Anders Kaste, (49) arapaimag (k: 6), (50) sammy2875, (51) reefdive, (52) KansasGuppyGuy (k: 6), (53) Rainbow (k: 6), (54) catfishhunter, (55) soltarii007, (56) CATMANdrew (k: 6), (57) Korsaaven (k: 6), (58) wrasse (k: 4), (59) mace, (60) fusco (k: 2), (61) donpetty (k: 6), (62) MChambers (k: 5), who also notes: "Tank raised", (63) bruce3, (64) gossei (k: 4), (65) Woodza73 (k: 4), (66) JamieH, (67) javierhnb (k: 2), who also notes: "I already have got my goal. I have 5 babys that were born at home...", (68) syno321, (69) puresp (k: 13), (70) corycrazy, (71) andersonpe, (72) Jass, (73) Gallett291 (p: 2, k: 9), (74) rmc (k: 6), (75) Lee Meadows, (76) splashski (k: 6), who also notes: "Wild Caught in Peru. My favorite cory. Hoping to bread these when they are a little older.", (77) Andrew, (78) kvnbyl (k: 6), (79) Erik82, (80) Valb68 (k: 8), (81) Nabobmob1, (82) Ingvald Arne Meland, (83) Bardot (k: 6), (84) miguel mitchel (k: 6), (85) parrot1974 (k: 5), who also notes: "Wild caught from Peru.", (86) originalhandy, (87) ozarowana, (88) Supercorygirl (k: 5), (89) CodOnMyRod, (90) CharlieM9, (91) sushi1980, (92) Tamcon83 (k: 2), (93) benma (k: 12), (94) Zulan, (95) Foti, (96) And3rs, (97) GroovyJeff, (98) Mvinyl (k: 17).

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Breeding Reports(1) rmc (b: 49), (2) Zulan (b: 48), (3) Supercorygirl (b: 47), (4) Nabobmob1 (b: 40), (5) javierhnb (b: 33), (6) Mvinyl (b: 13), (7) catfanatic (b: 10).
Articles
Article - Shane's World Catfishology The Colours of Corydoras
Article - Shane's World Reproduction Breeding Corydoras aeneus 'Peru Green'
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Last Update2015 Nov 20 08:49 (species record created: 2001 Apr 19 00:00)