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Scientific Name Corydoras(ln9) burgessi  Axelrod, 1987
Common Names Burgess' Cory
Panzerwels (Germany)
Type Locality Rio Unini, trib. of Rio Negro, Amazonas, Brazil.
Pronunciation boor GESS eye
Etymology Named for Dr. Warren Burgess.
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Size 55mm or 2.2" 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 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)
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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.
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References Tropical Fish Hobbyist v. 35 (no. 12), pp22 - Fig.
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Last Update 2019 Jul 17 21:30 (species record created: 2001 Apr 25 00:00)