|Cat-eLog Data Sheet|
|Scientific Name||Corydoras fowleri Böhlke, 1950|
|Common Names||Fowler's Cory
Huanta Cory, Milegros Cory, Panzerwels (Germany)
|Type Locality||Chancho Caño, near Pebas, 3°10'S, 71°46'W, Amazon R. system, Loreto, Peru.|
|Pronunciation||Kory DOOR ass - FOWL err eye|
|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 Mr. Henry W. Fowler.|
|Size||70mm or 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.
Very similar indeed to C. coriatae, the latter being differentiated primarily on colouration differences. Imports are very variable in terms of colouration, so we've put all pictures against this (older) species as we are unable to define C. coriatae.
|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: western Amazon River basin.
Amazon, Upper Amazon (click on these areas to find other species found there)
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|pH||6.0 - 7.2|
|Temperature||21.0-24.0°C or 69.8-75.2°F (Show species within this range)|
|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 3 breeding reports, read them all here.|
|References||Fish Culturistv. 30 (no. 4) - pp26|
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|Last Update||2013 Jul 24 11:11 (species record created: 2001 Apr 30 00:00)|