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Scientific Name Brochis (sub-clade 3) robineae  Burgess, 1983
Common Names Bannertail Cory
Flagtail Cory, Mrs Schwartz's Cory, Panzerwels (Germany), Stribet Pansermalle (Denmark)
Type Locality Rio Aiuana, southern tributary of the middle Rio Negro, Amazonas, Brazil.
Pronunciation bro kiss sub clade four - ROBB i nay
Etymology Named for Mrs Robine Schwartz.
Article Link - CotM Right 1997 Right December
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Size 44mm or 1.7" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
Identification The only known species of Corydoras with a black and white horizontally striped ''flag tail''.
Sexing Mature females are plumper and the males are quite slim for adult Corydoras.
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Distribution South America: Upper Negro River basin.
Amazon, Middle Amazon (Solimoes), Negro, Upper Negro (click on these areas to find other species found there)
Amazon, Middle Amazon (Solimoes), Negro, Middle Negro (click on these areas to find other species found there)

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IUCN Red List Category Not Evaluated
pH 6.0 - 7.5
Temperature 21.0-26.0°C or 69.8-78.8°F (Show species within this range)
Other Parameters Hardness up to 15°dGH
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Feeding Sinking catfish pellets and bloodworm. User data.
Furniture Needs a rounded substrate or sand. This species is especially prone to barbel loss at the hands of inept water management / inappropriate substrate.
Compatibility Peaceful, keep in groups of 3 or more.
Suggested Tankmates Most small community fish. Tetras and dwarf cichlids are ideal.
Breeding Until recently was one of the mystery corydoras that has yet to spawn in the aquarium. Keep in pairs, or no more than 3 males to 1 female. Condition them at 77F and then drop the temp. to 65F with a large water change. They will not spawn above 75F. Spawning has been attributed to feeding a diet of live tubifex worms. Water should be surprisingly hard for Corydoras, (11.3 dGH) and just alkaline (pH of 7.1 - 7.2). A bare aquarium with a few plants is all that is required, although the plants are for refuge, no reports exist of this species spawning on vegetation. Actual spawning is a mystery; it has always occurred at night. Eggs will hatch after 4-5 days, and the water temperature can be raised to 79F during this period. Initially chopped whiteworm appear to be the best first food, but the fry are quick growers and can soon be moved onto adult food.
Breeding Reports There is but a single breeding report, read it here.
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Reference Tropical Fish Hobbyist v. 31 (no. 9), pp 42, Figs.
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Last Update 2024 Jun 12 13:53 (species record created: 2001 Apr 30 00:00)