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Scientific Name Corydoras(ln5) napoensis  Nijssen & Isbrücker, 1986
Common Names Rio Napo Cory
Napo-pansermalle (Denmark)
Type Locality Lagartococha, northern tributary of Río Aguarico, between 0°39'S, 75°16'W and 0°28'S, 75°21'W, Napo, Ecuador, elevation 200-220 meters.
Pronunciation kor ee doh rass (lineage five). - napp oh ENN siss
Etymology Napoensis, after the region in Ecuador where the type specimen was collected, Napo.
Article Link - Shane's World Right Arrow Reproduction Right Arrow Breeding Corydoras napoensis
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Size 42mm or 1.7" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
Sexing The male is smaller, less high bodied, slender and more strikingly patterned.
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Distribution South America: western Amazon River basin in eastern Ecuador and Loreto, Peru.
Amazon, Upper Amazon (click on these areas to find other species found there)
Amazon, Upper Amazon, Napo, Aguarico (click on these areas to find other species found there)

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IUCN Red List Category Not Evaluated
pH 6.0 - 7.4
Temperature 22.0-26.0°C or 71.6-78.8°F (Show species within this range)
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Feeding Flake, tablets. Live food such as whiteworm, bloodworm, brineshrimp and tubifex (sparingly). Frozen bloodworm is more easily supplied and seems to bring on growth in sub-adults very satisfactorily.
Furniture Dense planting around the edges of the tank, thus providing a large swimming space. Although gravel can be used it is best to use a soft sandy substrate.
Compatibility As for all Corys, a perfect citizen.
Breeding See Shane's World article.
Breeding Reports There are 6 breeding reports, read them all here.
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Reference Revue française d'Aquariologie Herpétologie v. 12 (no. 3) [for 1985], pp 73, Figs. 25-26, 33E
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Last Update 2020 Nov 08 05:25 (species record created: 2001 Apr 30 00:00)