|Cat-eLog Data Sheet|
|Scientific Name||Corydoras(ln9) concolor Weitzman, 1961|
|Common Names||Slate Cory
Einfarbiger Panzerwels (Germany)
|Type Locality||Las Mangas, in a tributary of Río Parguaza, western Bolivar State, Venezuela, 6°20'N, 67°10'W.|
|Pronunciation||CONN cull or|
|Etymology||Latin concolor = coloured uniformly.|
- CotM 2000 April
|Size||60mm or 2.4" 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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|pH||6.4 - 7.0|
|Temperature||23.0-26.0°C or 73.4-78.8°F (Show species within this range)|
|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.|
|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.|
|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 10 breeding reports, read them all here.|
|Reference||Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington v. 74, pp 105, Figs. 1-2.|
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|Last Update||2019 Oct 16 12:54 (species record created: 2001 Apr 30 00:00)|