|Cat-eLog Data Sheet|
|Scientific Name||Corydoras(ln9) habrosus Weitzman, 1960|
|Common Names||Dainty Cory
Panzerwels (Germany), Salt And Pepper Cory, Venezuelan Pygmy Cory
|Type Locality||Río Salinas, tributary of Río Pao Viejo, El Baúl, 8°59'N, 68°16'W, Cojedes, Venezuela.|
|Pronunciation||hab ROE suss|
|Etymology||From the Greek 'habros' meaning pretty, delicate or dainty.|
- Shane's World Reproduction Breeding Corydoras habrosus
|Size||35mm or 1.4" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.|
|Identification||C. habrosus can be confused with the similar patterened species Corydoras cochui. However, C. habrosus has three blotches along the flank while C. cochui has four. C.cochui has two smaller spots situated between the adipose fin and the caudal peduncle while C. habrosus has a distinct large blotch on the caudal peduncle.|
|Sexing||Typical for genus with ripe females appearing broader when viewed from above.|
|Distribution||Described from the Rio Salinas in Cojedes State. This species is common throughout the llanos in the Orinoco drainage rivers located in Portuguesa, Cojedes, Guarico, Apure, and Barinas States.
Orinoco (click on these areas to find other species found there)
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|pH||6.2 - 7.2|
|Temperature||22.0-26.0°C or 71.6-78.8°F (Show species within this range)|
|Other Parameters||Prefers soft waters with little current.|
|Feeding||Consumes live, frozen and prepared aquarium foods with gusto. The foods, however, must be small enough for the fish to consume.|
|Furniture||To create an ideal biotope tank lay down a substrate of about 3/4 inch fine sand. Cover this with 1-2 inches of old oak leaves. Along the back and the sides, place several pieces of driftwood.|
|Compatibility||Great tankmates for any fish that are not large enough to consume them.|
|Breeding||Breeding is best accomplished in a species tank. The breeding tank can be set up as noted above or can simply be a small container with some java moss. A group of 3-5 fishes will readily spawn in a tank as small as one gallon.|
|Breeding Reports||There are 18 breeding reports, read them all here.|
|Reference||Stanford Ichthyological Bulletin v. 7 (no. 4), pp 141, Figs. 1-2.|
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|Last Update||2019 Oct 16 12:56 (species record created: 2002 Dec 15 00:00)|