Cat-eLog Right Arrow Callichthyidae Right Arrow Corydoradinae Right Arrow Corydoras(ln9)

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Scientific Name Corydoras(ln9) bicolor  Nijssen & Isbrücker, 1967
Common Name
Type Locality Sipaliwini River near border with Brazil, Corantijn River system, Paru Savanna, Nickerie, Suriname.
Pronunciation bi kol orr
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Size 45mm or 1.8" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
General Remarks This is a rare species in the hobby. It has been imported a few times but only by travelling aquarists. It is closely related to Corydoras burgessi and Corydoras melanistius from Brazil.
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Distribution Coastal rivers of Suriname.
Guyana Waters, Coastal Rivers of Guyanas, Suriname Coastal Rivers (click on these areas to find other species found there)

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pH 4.6 - 7.4
Other Parameters GH: 1 - 10
KH: 1 - 4
Conductivity: 10 - 250 Micro-Siemens
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Feeding Small crustaceans (Daphnia,Cyclops, Brine shrimp), worms (Tubifex, Grindal, Whiteworm, & chopped earth worm). Most commercial flake, tablet and granular foods accepted.
Furniture Natural habitat: Sand substrate with leaf litter. Natural habitat is low in aquatic vegetation, overhanging vegetation.
Compatibility A very peaceful species that will be happy in most community aquaria.
Suggested Tankmates Avoid keeping them with aggressive species.
Breeding Has been bred under aquarium conditions and follows the typical Corydoradinae 'T' mating ritual.
Breeding Reports There is but a single breeding report, read it here.
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References Zoologische Mededelingen (Leiden) v. 42 (no. 5)
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Last Update 2019 Jul 16 14:37 (species record created: 2009 Sep 08 12:18)