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Scientific Name Corydoras(ln7) eques  Steindachner, 1876
Common Names Horsemans Cory
Panzerwels (Germany), Trekantpansermalle (Denmark)
Type Locality Amazon R. at Codajás, Amazonas, Brazil.
Synonym(s) Osteogaster eques
Etymology Lat. eques horseman, rider.
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Size 55mm or 2.2" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
Identification Characterised by the large saddle shaped dark greenish brown body marking, from which it gets its common name.
Sexing Females larger in overall body length and have a fuller more rounded body shape.
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Distribution South America: Amazon River basin.
Amazon (click on these areas to find other species found there)

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pH 6.0 - 8.0
Temperature 22.5-26.0°C or 72.5-78.8°F (Show species within this range)
Other Parameters dH 2-16.
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Furniture Substrate should be a fine smooth-grained sand.
Compatibility A peaceful species best kept in groups of five or more. Tank mates should be of a similar temperament.
Suggested Tankmates Small to medium Terra's, Barbs, Anabantoids and Danios make ideal tank mates.
Breeding Unreported.
Breeding Reports There are 5 breeding reports, read them all here.
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References Sitzungsber. Akad. Wiss. Wienv. 74 (1. Abth.) - pp140 [92] - Pl. 12 (fig. 3-3a) Identifying Corydoradinae Catfish. Ian A. M. Fuller & Hans-Georg Evers. ISBN 0-9540872-2-4 p122.
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Last Update 2019 Jul 16 13:05 (species record created: 2004 Aug 22 00:00)