|Cat-eLog Data Sheet|
|Scientific Name||Corydoras seussi Dinkelmeyer, 1996|
|Common Name(s)||C027, Seuss' Cory|
|Type Locality||Small side stream of Rio Pacas-Novos, side branch of Rio Mimoré, near Guajar-Mirim, Rondôndia, Brazil.|
|Pronunciation||Kory DOOR ass - sue see eye|
|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. This catfish was specifically named after (dedicated to) Mr. Werner Seuss, a well known German aquarist and author.|
|Size||70mm (2.8") 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.
Shares a similar colour pattern with Corydoras gossei, which has a rounded snout.
|Sexing||The males tend to be slightly smaller and more slender than the females. The dorsal and pectoral fins of the males tend to be more pointed than those of the females. Sexing of these catfish is easier when being viewed from above.|
|Distribution||Rio Poranga a tributary of the upper Rio Negro and the Mamore River basin.
Amazon, Middle Amazon (Solimoes), Madeira, Mamoré (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)|
|Feeding||Suggested foods are high quality flake foods, sinking wafers, frozen blood worms, grindal worms, tubificid worms.|
|Furniture||Sandy bottom with an open swimming space lined with bogwood and plants to retreat into.|
|Compatibility||Peaceful community fish.|
|Suggested Tankmates||Small peaceful characins or other non aggressive community fish. Keep in shoals.|
|References||Aquaristik Aktuell1996 (no. 2) - pp25|
|Registered Keepers||(1) Coryologist (k: 12), (2) Coryman, (3) Yan, (4) philtre, (5) AngJo, (6) jollysue, (7) gem400 (k: 4), (8) corries, (9) reticulata, (10) bamboosticks (k: 4), who also notes: "Big and confident fish.", (11) tony57, (12) jpod, (13) Mark Roesner, (14) gossei (k: 5), (15) Rita Aspevik (k: 9), (16) aspidoras (k: 7).
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- CotM 2005 August
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|Last Update||2006 Sep 03 05:45 (species record created: 2001 May 04 00:00)|