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Scientific Name Corydoras rabauti  La Monte, 1941
Common Names Rabaut's Cory
Panzerwels/Corydoras - Catfish (Germany), Rusty Cory
Type Locality A trib. of Amazon R., 7 days by river boat from manaus, 3°06'S, 60°00'W, Amazonas, Brazil.
Synonym(s) Corydoras myersi
Pronunciation Kory DOOR ass - rah BOAT eye
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. Named to honour Mr. Auguste Rabaut.
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Size 55mm or 2.2" 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.

C.rabauti is quite a chunky fish and in good condition is a deep rust colour with well coloured fins and spines.There is a broad dark line that bends downwards at the caudal peduncle and there is a faint hint of it extending onto the caudal fin, this same line can have a slight shine in good light but never as much as C. zygatus with which it is often confused.
Sexing Females grow larger and are more full-bodied, this is best observed from above the fish. Males will typically have more pointed as opposed to more rounded fin tips as they mature.
General Remarks Active during the day and, for a Cory, not shy.
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Distribution South America: Peru: Brazil
Amazon, Upper Amazon (click on these areas to find other species found there)
Amazon, Middle Amazon (Solimoes), Negro (click on these areas to find other species found there)
Amazon, Middle Amazon (Solimoes) (click on these areas to find other species found there)

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Temperature 23.0-25.0°C or 73.4-77°F (Show species within this range)
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Feeding Will accept a wide range of commercial foods including tablets, granules and flakes. Live (or frozen) foods such as bloodworm, white worm, grindal worm, Daphnia and tubifex are readily accepted.
Furniture Shade provided by overhanging rock work, arching bogwood, tall or floating plants are all that is required. Ideally substrate should be sand, but rounded gravel is an imperfect alternative. Avoid keeping over rough edged (chipped) gravel, this will increase this risk of damage the fishes barbels when it tries to dig.
Compatibility A peaceful, shoaling, community fish.
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 Has been bred in captivity. Spawns in clumps near the water line usually on the glass or on floating plants,some eggs have even been seen placed just above the water line.
Breeding Reports There are 2 breeding reports, read them all here.
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References Zoologica (N. Y.)v. 26 (pt 1, no. 2) - pp5
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Last Update 2017 Feb 24 23:42 (species record created: 2001 Apr 30 00:00)