|Cat-eLog Data Sheet|
|Scientific Name||Corydoras(ln9) osteocarus Böhlke, 1951|
|Common Names||C060, Panzerwels (Germany)|
|Type Locality||San Fernando de Atabapo, 4°03'N, 67°45'W, where Río Atabapo empties into Río Orinoco, Amazonas, Venezuela.|
|Pronunciation||oss tee oh CARR uss|
|Etymology||Although all Corydoras have a 'helmet', the species name comes from the Greek for bone and head. Literally the bonehead Cory!|
|Size||46mm or 1.8" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.|
|Identification||A slender are slightly elongated, round head Corydoras; the fish shows more spots on the front half of the body behind the gills and these diminish past the posterior edge of the dorsal fin. A black band runs vertically down through the caudal peduncle.|
|Sexing||Females are larger and fuller especially when viewed from above. Males are more slender and have more pointed ends to the paired fins than the females.|
|General Remarks||The first three pictures of fish above were taken in Venezeula and are of fishes collected very close to the type locality.|
|Distribution||South America: Venezuela, Suriname
Orinoco (click on these areas to find other species found there)
Guyana Waters, Coastal Rivers of Guyanas, Suriname Coastal Rivers (click on these areas to find other species found there)
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|pH||6.0 - 7.0|
|Temperature||22.0-25.0°C or 71.6-77°F (Show species within this range)|
|Other Parameters||Undemanding in terms of water quality. Current should be minimal.|
|Feeding||Blood and glass worms (red and white mosquito larvae) as well as sinking pellets.|
|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 will suffice.|
|Compatibility||A perfect citizen.|
|Breeding||Reportedly easy with well conditioned adults and a drop in water temperature. Spawning activity is typically frenzied. No information at present on rearing fry, but it should follow the pattern for similarly sized species.|
|Breeding Reports||There is but a single breeding report, read it here.|
|Reference||Annals and Magazine of Natural History (Series 12) v. 4 (no. 44), pp 824.|
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|Last Update||2019 Oct 20 04:46 (species record created: 2002 May 19 00:00)|