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

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Scientific NameCorydoras oiapoquensis  Nijssen, 1972
Common NamesFlag Tailed Panda Cory
Panzerwels (Germany)
Type LocalityCumuri Creek at left bank of Oyapock R., French Guiana.
PronunciationKory DOOR ass - oy ah poe KWEN siss
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. Named after the main river that the type specimen was collected in.
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Size 55mm or 2.2" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
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.
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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DistributionSouth America: French Guiana: Oyapock River basin
Guyana Waters, Coastal Rivers of Guyanas, French Guyana Coastal Rivers, Oyapock (click on these areas to find other species found there)
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Temperature23.0-28.0°C or 73.4-82.4°F (Show species within this range)
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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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ReferencesNeth. J. Zool.v. 21 (no. 4) - pp425 - Fig. 7
Registered Keepers(1) mikey, (2) madattiver (k: 9), (3) Keithj (k: 3), (4) Barracuda518 (k: 8), (5) NEONCORY (k: 5), (6) fulvioander (k: 3), (7) thelivelylady, (8) corybreed (k: 7), (9) Julie, (10) cloudies, (11) reticulata, (12) Barbie, (13) Kampfer, (14) thejudgement (k: 5), (15) kerryteatsjr (k: 5), (16) chochiss, (17) gem400, (18) Azarak (k: 10), (19) theonetruepath (k: 2), who also notes: "From Vebas", (20) oxdeleon, (21) kim m (k: 10), who also notes: "German bred. Have spawned, but the fry is difficult to raise.", (22) tophat665 (k: 4), who also notes: "From Frank Cowherd", (23) topline, (24) donishi, (25) Rita Aspevik (k: 12), (26) SHEAG35 (k: 6), (27) keen-eyed (k: 11), (28) markhinch, (29) mummymonkey (k: 60), (30) janne dahle (k: 10), (31) jp11biod, (32) andysfishhouse, (33) tetra&catman, (34) SHEAG, (35) Mark Roesner, (36) mace, (37) cpc1007 (k: 6), (38) Amazoniensis, (39) mds, (40) Shawnc (k: 10), (41) pleco_breeder (k: 6), (42) KansasGuppyGuy (k: 27), (43) KillieOrCory, (44) Lars Jamne (k: 16), (45) gossei (k: 6), (46) matti2uude (k: 6), (47) kwalker (k: 3), (48) Regina (k: 8), (49) rmc (k: 6), (50) andersonpe, (51) Lee Meadows, (52) emacartoon, (53) Ozboy (k: 10), (54) Mol_PMB (k: 8), (55) 4evercories, (56) Zulan, (57) cjerrom, (58) DRay, (59) Narwhal72, (60) AmLi, (61) Mvinyl (k: 8), (62) Junglejason (p: 3), (63) Koen, (64) cory-ap2, (65) Tony4143 (k: 5), (66) JamesStuddart (k: 6).

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Breeding Reports(1) Mol_PMB (b: 56), (2) Mvinyl (b: 53), (3) Zulan (b: 48), (4) Rita Aspevik (b: 46), (5) kwalker (b: 32).
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Last Update2010 Oct 08 06:30 (species record created: 2001 Apr 28 00:00)