|Cat-eLog Data Sheet|
|Scientific Name||Corydoras gracilis Nijssen & Isbrücker, 1976|
|Common Name||Shy Cory|
|Type Locality||Rio Jauna (=R. Juma) at Trans-Amazonica hwy, ca. 6°09'S, 59°55'W, trib. of Rio Aripuaña, Amazonas, Brazil (corrected locality).|
|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. This specific epithet refers to its slender (gracilis=slender, gracile) appearance.|
- CotM 2011 December
|Size||40mm or 1.6" 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.|
|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: Middle and lower Amazon River basin.
Amazon, Middle Amazon (Solimoes), Madeira, Aripuanã (click on these areas to find other species found there)
Amazon, Lower Amazon (click on these areas to find other species found there)
Amazon, Middle Amazon (Solimoes) (click on these areas to find other species found there)
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|IUCN Red List Status||Least Concern|
|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.|
|Breeding Reports||There are 2 breeding reports, read them all here.|
|References||Trop. Fish Hobby.v. 25 (no. 1) - pp91 - Figs.|
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|Last Update||2012 Jan 13 03:30 (species record created: 2003 Nov 19 00:00)|