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  • Corydoras sp. (C071)
  • Corydoras sp. (C071)
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Scientific Name Corydoras sp. (C071)   
Common Name C071
Pronunciation Kory DOOR ass
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. 
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Size 60mm or 2.4" 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 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.
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Distribution Upper Rio Arua which is a tributary to Rio Arapiuns that in turn is a tributary to Rio Tapajos, Brazil.
Amazon, Lower Amazon, Tapajós, Arapiuns, Aruã (click on these areas to find other species found there)

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pH 5.0 - 7.0
Temperature 25.5-27.5°C or 77.9-81.5°F (Show species within this range)
Other Parameters Specific collection parameters: pH 5.2 Temp. 26.8 Conductivity 6 µS/cm and the water a slight tea colour (not really black water).
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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 Wild habitat is leaf litter over sandy/muddy bottom.
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 Unreported.
Breeding Reports There is no breeding report.
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Last Update 2013 Feb 04 16:37 (species record created: 2006 Dec 30 11:31)