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  • Corydoras breei
  • Corydoras breei
  • Corydoras breei
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Scientific NameCorydoras breei  Isbrücker & Nijssen, 1992
Common Name
Type LocalityAvanavero Falls, Kabalebo R., Corantijn R. system, Suriname.
PronunciationKory DOOR ass
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 to honour Dr. Peter J.H. Van Bree.
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Size 45mm or 1.8" 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.
SexingFemales grow larger and are more full-bodied, this is best observed from above the fish. Males will typically have more pointed as opposed to more rounded fin tips as they mature.
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DistributionSouth America: Corantijn River basin.
Guyana Waters, Coastal Rivers of Guyanas, Suriname Coastal Rivers, Corintijns (click on these areas to find other species found there)
Guyana Waters, Coastal Rivers of Guyanas, Suriname Coastal Rivers, Corintijns, Kabalebo (click on these areas to find other species found there)
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pH6.0 - 8.0
Temperature22.0-26.0°C or 71.6-78.8°F (Show species within this range)
Other ParametersdH 2-25.
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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.
BreedingUnreported.
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ReferencesBeaufortia v. 43 (no. 2) - pp10 - Figs. 1-2, 5
Registered Keepers(1) skullymaster (k: 6), (2) Tserisa, (3) kamas88 (k: 21), who also notes: "C. cf. breei from Venezuela", (4) Ruben Braam (k: 6), who also notes: "Identified by Karsten C. Breei", (5) RolandNL (k: 10), who also notes: "Identified as Corydoras Breei by Karsten Schönherr. These specimens are darker because of the used substrate. Offspring raised on dark substrate adjusted to light substrate within a month.".

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Breeding Reports(1) RolandNL (b: 10).
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Last Update2007 Jul 01 11:28 (species record created: 2002 May 19 00:00)