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Scientific NameCorydoras pantanalensis  Knaack, 2001
Common NameC005
Type LocalityPantanal, Departamento Santa Cruz, 16°06'525''S, 59°55'620''W, Bolivia.
PronunciationKory DOOR ass - pant AN al EN siss
EtymologyCory = 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 after its distribution area, the Pantanal.
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Size 80mm or 3.1" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
IdentificationCorydoras 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.

Males and females look identical until maturity when only the males develop a strong pattern. Very similar to Corydoras geryi except that C. geryi has a transparent (clear) fins which are sometime patterned too.
SexingMature males show a network pattern with brown, basic colouration always emerald green. Those without the network pattern are either immature or unsuited males or females. Mature females are larger and broader than these unadorned males.
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DistributionBolivia: Pantanal
Cussis (click on these areas to find other species found there)
Las Petas (click on these areas to find other species found there)
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FeedingWill 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.
FurnitureShade provided by overhanging rock work, arching bogwood, tall or floating plants are all that is required. Ideally substrate should be sand, but rounded gravel is an imperfect alternative. Avoid keeping over rough edged (chipped) gravel, this will increase this risk of damage the fishes barbels when it tries to dig.
CompatibilityA peaceful, shoaling, community fish.
Suggested TankmatesAll 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.
BreedingKnaack, who collected and described the species, reports captive spawning. He states the fish are easy to breed and compares them to C. geryi (also easy to breed). At 15mm length the fry are brownish mottled.
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ReferencesAquaristik aktuell (Germany) 9-10/2001, pp 59.
Registered Keepers(1) Coryman, (2) joern (k: 6), (3) jollysue (k: 6), (4) spot86t, (5) geekshow, (6) Birger Amundsen, (7) donishi, (8) Kampfer, (9) sterba (k: 6), (10) MattP (k: 3), (11) Coryologist (k: 14), (12) Seagirt, (13) kim m, (14) chef, (15) Eric Bodrock (k: 2), (16) Jools (k: 3), (17) xuejiajun, (18) yukin_761, (19) Bruno Magis, (20) lukan, (21) BevN, (22) Plumbum (p: 2, k: 6), (23) jonesoda (k: 7), who also notes: "- Fish feeding well on blackworms, bloodworms, earthworm sticks, and flake.", (24) Mexnotex, (25) evojoey, (26) MChambers (k: 4).

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Last Update2013 Feb 03 15:57 (species record created: 2001 Apr 30 00:00)