|Cat-eLog Data Sheet|
|Scientific Name||Corydoras geryi Nijssen & Isbrucker, 1983|
|Type Locality||Flooded plain a few km from Trinidad, 14°46'S, 65°50'W, Río Mamoré basin, Beni Prov., Bolivia.|
|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. Named to honour Dr. Jaques R. Géry.|
|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.
Males and females look identical until maturity when only the males develop a strong pattern. Very similar to Corydoras pantanalensis except that C. pantanalensis has a hyaline (yellowish) tinge to the colour of the fins.
|Sexing||Females 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.|
|Distribution||South America: Mamoré 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||22.5-26.0°C or 72.5-78.8°F (Show others within this range)|
|Other Parameters||dH 2-25.|
|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. Avoid keeping over rough edged (chipped) gravel, this will increase this risk of damage the fishes barbels when it tries to dig.|
|Compatibility||A peaceful, shoaling, community fish.|
|Suggested Tankmates||All 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.|
|References||Rev. Fr. Aquariol.v. 10 (no. 3) - pp78 - Figs. 7, 10e|
|Registered Keepers||(1) kim m, (2) chef (p: 2), (3) Eric Bodrock (k: 3), (4) irshprncsk.
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|Last Update||2007 Aug 06 15:25 (species record created: 2001 Apr 30 00:00)|