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Scientific Name Corydoras (lineage 9) burgessi  Axelrod, 1987
Common Names Burgess' Cory
Appelsinpansermalle (Denmark), Panzerwels (Germany)
Type Locality Rio Unini, tributary of Rio Negro, Amazonas, Brazil.
Pronunciation kor ee doh rass (lineage nine). - boor GESS eye
Etymology . Named for Dr. Warren Burgess.
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Size 48mm or 1.9" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
Identification Similar to several 'orange head spot species', this species has more of a gold coloured spot.
Sexing Females are larger than males.
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Distribution South America: Upper Negro River basin.
Amazon, Middle Amazon (Solimoes), Negro, Upper Negro (click on these areas to find other species found there)

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IUCN Red List Category Least Concern, range map and more is available on the IUCN species page. Last assessed 2018.
pH 5.6 - 7.0
Temperature 23.0-26.0°C or 73.4-78.8°F (Show species within this range)
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Feeding Sinking pellets, frozen brine shrimp or bloodworm, white worms. User data.
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.
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Reference Tropical Fish Hobbyist v. 35 (no. 12), pp22 - Fig.
Registered Keepers There are 21 registered keepers, view all "my cats" data.
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Last Update 2023 Aug 06 03:57 (species record created: 2001 Apr 25 00:00)