|Cat-eLog Data Sheet|
|Scientific Name||Corydoras bicolor Nijssen & Isbrücker, 1967|
|Type Locality||Sipaliwini River near border with Brazil, Corantijn River system, Paru Savanna, Nickerie, Suriname.|
|Pronunciation||Kory DOOR ass - bi kol orr|
|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.|
|Size||45mm or 1.8" 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.|
|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.|
|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.|
|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
|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.|
|References||Zoologische Mededelingen (Leiden) v. 42 (no. 5)|
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|Last Update||2013 Feb 03 15:36 (species record created: 2009 Sep 08 12:18)|