|Cat-eLog Data Sheet|
|Scientific Name||Corydoras(ln9) punctatus (Bloch, 1794)|
|Common Names||Spotted Cory
Hovedbåndspansermalle (Denmark), Panzerwels/Corydoras - Catfish (Germany)
|Type Locality||Suriname [species occurs in Brokopondo, Suriname River system, Compagnie Creek].|
|Pronunciation||punk TATT uss|
|Etymology||The specific epithet is from the latin punctatum meaning small hole, dot or spot.|
|Size||50mm or 2" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.|
|Identification||All over spotted head and body, striped caudal and black blotch in top half of caudal.|
|Sexing||Females around 5mm larger than males, wider.|
|General Remarks||Former the type species for the genus Corydoras, Isbrücker (1999) later proved that the type species was actually C. geoffroy.|
|Distribution||South America: Suriname, district of Brokopondo, Suriname River drainage.
Guyana Waters, Coastal Rivers of Guyanas, Suriname Coastal Rivers, Suriname (click on these areas to find other species found there)
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|pH||6.6 - 7.6|
|Temperature||22.0-26.0°C or 71.6-78.8°F (Show species within this range)|
|Feeding||As with most Corydoras catfish, this species is always hungry and will eat a wide variety of foods including shrimp pellets, blood worms, brine shrimp, and pre-soaked flake food. It can be fed three times a day, but only twice is necessary (in the morning, and again towards the evening).|
|Furniture||There should be fine smooth round gravel or sand in the bottom of the tank as these fish are constantly sifting through it for food. Live plants are not a necessity, but are suggested as they are beneficial in many ways.|
|Compatibility||This fish is very peaceful and gets along well with other fish, and it will not harass another fish in its aquarium - no matter how big or small.|
|Suggested Tankmates||Corydoras punctatus is a very social catfish and will not only get along with other catfish, it will do well with them and keeping it in a shoal with other Corydoras is strongly recommended. Any species of Corydoras will be an excellent tankmate for this fish, and other good candidates are angelfish, gouramis, and tetras among others.|
|Breeding||The species has been successfully bred under aquarium conditions.|
|Breeding Reports||There is no breeding report.|
|Reference||Naturgeschichte der ausländischen Fische v. 8, pp 90, Pl. 377 (fig. 2).|
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|Last Update||2019 Oct 30 12:32 (species record created: 2001 Apr 30 00:00)|