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  • Corydoras sp. (C041)
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Scientific Name Corydoras sp. (C041)   
Common Name C041
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. 
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Size 50mm or 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.

Similar to most other Elegans-type corys, but has little or no reticulated/mottled markings. Described in Aqualog All Corydoras as ''similar to C. elegans, but more dark''.
Sexing Females are slightly larger and fuller than males when viewed from above.
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Distribution Brazil, Rondônia.
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Feeding Will accept most flake, frozen, or live foods.
Furniture Typical Corydoras ''furniture'' - plants, rocks, driftwood, etc. Needs fine sand or smooth gravel to prevent barbel erosion.
Compatibility Completely peaceful. Should be kept in groups of 6 or more.
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 Not accomplished in captivity yet, but probably similar to other Corydoras species.
Breeding Reports There is no breeding report.
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Last Update 2005 Jan 04 00:00 (species record created: 2004 Jul 10 00:00)