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Scientific Name Corydoras(ln9) weitzmani  Nijssen, 1971
Common Names Twosaddle Corydoras
Weitzmans Pansermalle (Denmark)
Type Locality Río Vilcanota system at Cuzco, 13°32'S, 71°57'W, Cuzco State, Peru.
Etymology Named to honour Dr. Stanley Weitzman.
Articles
Article Link - Shane's World Reproduction Observations of Breeding Corydoras weitzmani.
Article Link - CotM 2011 August
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Size 55mm or 2.2" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
Identification Fairly unique in that it has a light brown body with three dark markings, one over the eye, one under/into the dorsal and one at the end of the caudal peduncle. The exact shape of the spots varies somewhat from one fish to another.
Sexing Females fuller bodied and slightly larger than males.
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Distribution The type locality information recorded for this species is inaccurate. It was collected in the sixties by Paolini in his many expeditions in the area and vaguely recorded as from "near the Cord. Vilanota". The 1971 description from his preserved material made the final leap to the incorrect locale. It was not until Belinda and Lance Peck found the species again in 2003 that imports to the aquarium trade started. Those imports come from the Rio Araza in the Madre del Dios river system in Southern Peru.
Amazon, Middle Amazon (Solimoes), Madeira, Madre de Dios (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 2014.
pH 6.0 - 8.0
Temperature 22.0-26.0°C or 71.6-78.8°F (Show species within this range)
Other Parameters dh 2-25.
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Feeding .
Compatibility Comaptible with all but the tiniest of fry, and as long as they are not considered "food" in themselves.
Suggested Tankmates Ideal tankmates are small to medium tetras. Possibly also dwarf cichlids such as Apistogramma or Mikrogeophagus.
Breeding Has been bred in the aquarium and appears to be both reasonably easy and predictable in its spawning behaviour.
Breeding Reports There are 15 breeding reports, read them all here.
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Reference Beaufortia v. 19 (no. 250), pp 91, Fig. 1.
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Last Update 2020 Jan 23 12:18 (species record created: 2005 Apr 23 00:00)