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Scientific Name Corydoras(ln5) sp. (C089)   
Common Names C089
C093
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Size 50mm or 2" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
Identification Females are reminiscent of C. aeneus; they are coloured comparatively unattractively and sport only a dark shaped blotch on a brownish background. On the other hand the smaller males (about 35 mm) are rather attractive coloured with their dark longitudinal stripes and the metallic shine. The colouration is a little bit reminiscent of Aspidoras virgulatus. It would appear to be a member of the Corydoras elegans group because of, like you can see, the short and rounded portion of the head. Moreover we know (with some exceptions) that within this group of callichthyids, that the males and females are differently coloured.
Sexing See ID Notes.
General Remarks It seems to be a hardy species that certainly enriches the aquarium trade with its nice colouration.
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pH 6.0 - 7.2
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Compatibility Peaceful.
Breeding This species has been bred (at least twice) in Germany.
Breeding Reports There is but a single breeding report, read it here.
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Last Update 2019 Jul 16 15:03 (species record created: 2001 May 04 00:00)