|Cat-eLog Data Sheet|
|Scientific Name||Corydoras(ln6) cochui Myers & Weitzman, 1954|
|Common Names||Barredtail Cory
Cochu's Catfish, Skakbrætpansermalle (Denmark)
|Type Locality||Rio Araguay, Santa Maria Nova, Goyaz, Brazil.|
|Pronunciation||COCK oo eye|
|Etymology||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.|
|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.|
|Reference||Aquarium Journal v. 25 (no. 4) (for Apr. 1954), pp 93, Fig.|
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|Last Update||2019 Oct 16 12:54 (species record created: 2006 May 14 00:00)|