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Scientific Name Corydoras (lineage 7) eques  Steindachner, 1876
Common Names CW043, Horsemans Cory
Panzerwels (Germany), Trekantpansermalle (Denmark)
Type Locality Amazon River at Codajás, Amazonas, Brazil.
Synonym(s) Osteogaster eques
Pronunciation kor ee doh rass (lineage seven).
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. Lat. eques horseman, rider.
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Size 48mm or 1.9" 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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IUCN Red List Category Least Concern, range map and more is available on the IUCN species page. Last assessed 2020.
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 Spawned in captivity (see breeding reports).
Breeding Reports There are 5 breeding reports, read them all here.
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Reference Sitzungsberichte der Kaiserlichen Akademie der Wissenschaften. Mathematisch-Naturwissenschaftliche Classe v. 74 (1. Abth.), pp 140 [92], Pl. 12 (fig. 3-3a).
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Last Update 2021 Jan 20 07:44 (species record created: 2004 Aug 22 00:00)