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Scientific Name Corydoras (lineage 9) panda  Nijssen & Isbrücker, 1971
Common Names Panda Cory
Panda Corydoras, Panda-pansermalle (Denmark), Panzerwels (Germany)
Type Locality Aquas Amarillas, tributary of Río Pachitea, Río Ucayali system, Huanuco State, Peru.
Pronunciation kor ee doh rass (lineage nine). - PANN dah
Etymology . Panda in allusion to the Chinese mammal - see ID notes.
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Size 38mm or 1.5" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
Identification Corydoras panda has a light colored body with black blob covering their eyes (like the panda), a black spot the dorsal fin, and a spot on or near the base of the caudal fin.
Sexing Females are more rubust. The male has more of a streamlined body while the female is more rounded when viewed fromt he side. Easiest to view from the top. While breeding the female will be carrying the eggs with her ventral fins.
General Remarks First collected for aquarium hobbyists in 1969 by Foersch and Hanrieder. They were first collected in a mountain brook at the side of the Rio Lullapichis (Ucayali/Peru).
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Distribution South America: Upper Amazon River basin.
Amazon, Upper Amazon, Marañón, Ucayali (click on these areas to find other species found there)

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IUCN Red List Category Near Threatened, range map and more is available on the IUCN species page. Last assessed 2014.
pH 6.0 - 7.4
Temperature 22.0-25.0°C or 71.6-77°F (Show species within this range)
Other Parameters Soft to moderate hardness - dGH 2-12.
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Feeding Suggested foods are high quality flake foods, sinking wafers, frozen blood worms, grindal worms, tubificid worms. User data.
Furniture Sandy bottom with an open swimming space lined with bogwood and plants to retreat into.
Compatibility Peaceful community fish.
Suggested Tankmates Small peaceful characins or other non aggressive community fish. Keep in shoals.
Breeding Not too difficult, will breed as per any Corydoras species giving a good diet and water conditions, and water changes of a lower temperature to induce spawning. Two males to one female or one pair. Setup could be a 18''x12''x12'' tank with sand or bare bottom with Java moss, Java fern and a sponge filter, adding if you like a power filter for extra aeration and circulation of the water all leading to a hopefully successful spawning.
Breeding Reports There are 33 breeding reports, read them all here.
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Reference Beaufortia v. 18 (no. 239), pp 186, Fig. 2.
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Last Update 2022 May 23 11:30 (species record created: 2001 Apr 30 00:00)