|Cat-eLog Data Sheet|
|Scientific Name||Corydoras sp. (C089)|
|Common Name(s)||C089, C093|
|Pronunciation||Kory DOOR ass|
|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.|
|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.
Females are reminiscent of C. aeneus; they are coloured comparatively unattractively and sport only a dark shaped blotch on a brownish background. On the other hand the smaller males (about 35 mm) are rather attractive coloured with their dark longitudinal stripes and the metallic shine. The colouration is a little bit reminiscent of Aspidoras virgulatus. It would appear to be a member of the Corydoras elegans group because of, like you can see, the short and rounded portion of the head. Moreover we know (with some exceptions) that within this group of callichthyids, that the males and females are differently coloured.
|Sexing||See ID Notes.|
|General Remarks||It seems to be a hardy species that certainly enriches the aquarium trade with its nice colouration.|
|pH||6.0 - 7.2|
|Feeding||Will 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.|
|Furniture||Shade 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. Do not keep over regular, not rounded gravel, this will damaged the fishes barbels when it tries to dig.|
|Breeding||This species has been bred (at least twice) in Germany.|
|Registered Keepers||(1) Coryman, (2) Keithj, (3) fulvioander, (4) kurtg (p: 3), (5) gem400 (k: 8), (6) Birger Amundsen, (7) arzerkle, (8) saltcop, (9) kim m (k: 6), who also notes: "Bred by Keith Jackson.", (10) tophat665 (k: 3), who also notes: "Purchased from Jen Williams", (11) ars (k: 55), who also notes: "Spawned 11/15/2011 (+100 collected)", (12) spewydog (k: 12), (13) mds, (14) corybreed.
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|Breeding Reports||(1) ars (b: 36).|
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|Last Update||2006 Nov 25 04:45 (species record created: 2001 May 04 00:00)|
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