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Scientific Name Corydoras froehlichi  Tencatt, Britto & Pavanelli, 2016
Common Name
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. froehlichi, in honor and memory of Dr. Otávio Froehlich (1958-2015), UFMS (Universidade Federal de Mato Grosso do Sul).
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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.

Corydoras froehlichi can be distinguished from Corydoras paleatus and similar corys by the presence of striated black spots from the snout tip to nuchal plate region, forming a somewhat marbled pattern (vs. spots, when present, conspicuously rounded or irregular, not forming a marbled pattern). Additionally, C. froehlichi can be distinguished from its most similar congeners by the absence of small plates on the ventral surface of the trunk (vs. presence), and by having markedly rounded snout (vs. relatively pointed snout).
Sexing Males have a lanceolate genital papilla (see Nijssen & Isbrücker, 1980; Britto, 2003). Like C. paleatus, male C. froehlichi also have dorsal-fin spine and odontodes more developed than females, and males' first and second dorsal-fin branched rays slightly surpassing dorsal-spine tip. Females are generally larger than males. In addition, presence of elongated pelvic fin in males, vs. shorter, rounded pelvic fins in females.
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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 Shade 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.
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 Reports There is no breeding report.
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References Neotropical Ichthyology, 14(1), Epub Apr 07, 2016.
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Last Update 2016 Apr 13 11:10 (species record created: 2016 Apr 12 11:32)