|Cat-eLog Data Sheet|
|Scientific Name||Corydoras cochui Myers & Weitzman, 1954|
|Common Names||Barredtail Cory
Cochu's Catfish, Skakbrætpansermalle (Denmark)
|Type Locality||Rio Araguay, Santa Maria Nova, Goyaz, Brazil.|
|Pronunciation||Kory DOOR ass - COCK oo eye|
|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. This species is named in honour of Mr Fred Cochu.|
- CotM 2007 February
|Size||35mm or 1.4" 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||The males tend to be more slender than the females.|
|Distribution||South America: Upper Araguaia River basin.
Amazon, Lower Amazon, Tocantins, Lower Tocantins, Araguaia, Upper Araguaia (click on these areas to find other species found there)
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|pH||6.0 - 7.2|
|Temperature||23.0-26.0°C or 73.4-78.8°F (Show species within this range)|
|Feeding||Readily accepts a mixed and varied diet which includes granular foods, frozen bloodworm and good quality flake to name but a few.|
|Furniture||Plenty of hiding places amongst bogwood and rocks. The ideal aquarium substrate to use with these catfish is aquarium sand.|
|Suggested Tankmates||Wherever possible I would recommend that the aquarist keep these catfish in a community aquarium in small groups of six or more, but as the absolute minimum I would suggest three specimens assuming that they are available in these numbers. In their natural habitat Corydoras cochui would be found in relatively large shoals.|
|Breeding||There are documented reports of aquarium spawnings of Corydoras cochui, adopting the typical ?T shape? breeding clinch. The spawning activity follows on from a period of conditioning with foods such as Daphnia and bloodworm, and a partial water change using cooler water.|
|Breeding Reports||There are 2 breeding reports, read them all here.|
|References||Aquarium J.v. 25 (no. 4) - pp93 - Fig.|
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|Last Update||2014 Feb 26 21:22 (species record created: 2006 May 14 00:00)|