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Scientific Name Hoplisoma coppenamensis  Nijssen, 1970
Common Names Chop Stick Cory
Pindepansermalle (Denmark)
Type Locality Creek at left bank of Coppename River system, 3°52'N, 56°55'W, District Saramacca, Suriname.
Synonym(s) Corydoras bondi coppenamensis
Pronunciation hop lee so mah
Etymology Named for the Coppename River in Suriname.
Article Link - Shane's World Right Geography Right The Venezuelan Diary Series, Pt 14 - Rio Santo Domingo / Rio Tinaco :: Pt II
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Size 31mm or 1.2" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
Sexing Females 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.
Down Habitat Information
Distribution South America: Coppename River basin, Suriname.
Guyana Waters, Coastal Rivers of Guyanas, Suriname Coastal Rivers, Coppename (click on these areas to find other species found there)

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IUCN Red List Category Not Evaluated
pH 6.0 - 8.0
Temperature 22.0-26.0°C or 71.6-78.8°F (Show species within this range)
Other Parameters dH 2-25.
Down Husbandry Information
Feeding Will readily accepted all prepared foods that reach the bottom of the aquarium such as tablets, granules and larger flakes. Live (or frozen) foods such as bloodworm, white worm, grindal worm (Enchytraeus), Daphnia and Tubifex are readily accepted and good for conditioning groups of fishes for spawning. User data.
Furniture 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. Substrate should be bordered with driftwood and aquatic plants leaving an open area for them to search for food and swim. The shade provided by overhanging rock work, arching bogwood, tall or floating plants are all that is required to settle these fishes.
Compatibility A peaceful, shoaling, community fish.
Breeding Unreported.
Breeding Reports There is no breeding report.
Down Further Information
Reference Beaufortia v. 18 (no. 230), pp 19, Fig. 8.
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Last Update 2024 Jun 14 11:12 (species record created: 2002 May 19 00:00)