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|Scientific Name||Corydoras napoensis Nijssen & Isbrücker, 1986|
|Common Names||Rio Napo Cory
|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||Kory DOOR ass - napp oh ENN siss|
|Etymology||Cory = helmet, doras = skin. In this case it was incorrectly used to mean armour (cuirasse) instead of skin in allusion to the dual rows of plates that run along the flanks of this genus. Napoensis, after the region in Ecuador where the type specimen was collected, Napo.|
- Shane's World Reproduction Breeding Corydoras napoensis
|Size||50mm or 2" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.|
|Identification||Corydoras are identified by their twin rows of armour plates along the flanks and by having fewer than 10 dorsal fin rays. They are most commonly confused with the other genera in the sub-family, namely Brochis, Scleromystax and Aspidoras.|
|Sexing||The male is smaller, less high bodied, slender and more strikingly patterned.|
|Distribution||South America: Ecuador: 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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|pH||6.0 - 7.4|
|Temperature||22.0-26.0°C or 71.6-78.8°F (Show species within this range)|
|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.|
|Suggested Tankmates||All Corydoras should be kept in groups of at least 6 of the same species. Otherwise compatible with most other types of fish that are reasonably peaceful, as long as they don't see a Corydoras as a snack.|
|Breeding||See Shane's World article.|
|Breeding Reports||There are 5 breeding reports, read them all here.|
|References||Revue française d'Aquariologie Herpétologie v. 12 (no. 3) (1985) - pp73 - Figs. 25-26, 33E|
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|Last Update||2019 Jun 16 03:04 (species record created: 2001 Apr 30 00:00)|