|Cat-eLog Data Sheet|
|Scientific Name||Corydoras burgessi Axelrod, 1987|
|Common Names||Burgess' Cory
|Type Locality||Rio Unini, trib. of Rio Negro, Amazonas, Brazil.|
|Pronunciation||Kory DOOR ass - boor GESS 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 for Dr. Warren Burgess.|
|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.
Similar to several 'orange head spot species', this species has more of a gold coloured spot.
|Sexing||Females are larger than males.|
|Distribution||Upper Negro River basin, Brazil.
Amazon, Middle Amazon (Solimoes), Negro, Upper Negro (click on these areas to find other species found there)
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|pH||5.6 - 7.0|
|Temperature||23.0-26.0°C or 73.4-78.8°F (Show species within this range)|
|Feeding||Sinking pellets, frozen brine shrimp or bloodworm, white worms.|
|Furniture||Sandy substrate is preferred but anything that isn't sharp edged is suitable. Plants not a requirement but provide shade and are not molested.|
|Compatibility||A perfect community tank citizen.|
|Suggested Tankmates||Ideal for the smaller community tank, tankmates would be all the commonly found LFS community species such as tetras, small cichlids etc.|
|Breeding||Sandy botom with Java moss clumps. The fish are willing to spawn every 2 weeks with 20-30 eggs. Eggs are placed on glass wall or in Java moss. Eggs will hatch in 4-5 days at 23°C. First food for the fry is microworms. The fry is growing fast and can be kept with the parents.|
|Breeding Reports||There are 2 breeding reports, read them all here.|
|References||Tropical Fish Hobbyist v. 35 (no. 12), pp22 - Fig.|
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|Last Update||2013 Feb 03 15:38 (species record created: 2001 Apr 25 00:00)|