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Scientific Name Corydoras (lineage 9) concolor  Weitzman, 1961
Common Names Slate Cory
Einfarbiger Panzerwels (Germany), Mørk Pansermalle (Denmark)
Type Locality Las Mangas, in a tributary of Río Parguaza, western Bolivar State, Venezuela, 6°20'N, 67°10'W.
Pronunciation kor ee doh rass (lineage nine). - CONN cull or
Etymology . Latin concolor = coloured uniformly.
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Size 54mm or 2.1" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
Identification Easy to identify, this round nosed, high backed species is all over slate grey.
Sexing Males have a longer dorsal, and they are somewhat smaller in proportion than the more robust females.
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Distribution South America: Orinoco River basin.
Orinoco (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 2019.
pH 6.4 - 7.0
Temperature 23.0-26.0°C or 73.4-78.8°F (Show species within this range)
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Feeding The usual fare for adult Corys, a good quality flake food, tablet food, frozen bloodworm and whiteworm used sparingly. I fed the fry with infusoria to start off the first few days, then on to Brine shrimp nauplii, Microworm, fry and crushed flake. User data.
Furniture Planted tank with a few hideaways; that way they will feel secure in their environment, and you will see them out in the open more often.
Compatibility Peaceful
Suggested Tankmates Certainly will enhance your community tank as long as it is at least 24'' long with 36'' being a better option. The usual community fish will suffice, but I am suspicious of a few of the Barb family as they do tend to nip the dorsals of Corydoras, so pick carefully.
Breeding Using a 18'' x 12'' x 12'' tank with sand, Java moss, Java fern and a sponge filter. They spawned at a water temperature of 78F, a pH of 6 and GH 1. The eggs (shown above) are quite large, measuring 2mm and a creamy white colour. The first spawning yielded only 8 eggs but the second, 7 weeks later, amounted to 25 eggs. They laid eggs on and off for the next year then suddenly stopped for a year. The fry look like any other Cory fry having spots over the top half of the body and gradually begin to resemble the parents after 6 weeks, with pale orange fins, and a dark head which has quite a steep incline, making it look quite chunky.
Breeding Reports There are 11 breeding reports, read them all here.
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Reference Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington v. 74, pp 105, Figs. 1-2.
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Last Update 2020 Oct 22 04:34 (species record created: 2001 Apr 30 00:00)