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Scientific NameCorydoras haraldschultzi  Knaack, 1962
Common NamesSchultz's Cory
Mosaic Cory, Mosaikpansermalle (Denmark), Panzerwels (Germany)
Type LocalityRio Guaporé, Brazil.
PronunciationKory DOOR ass - harald SHOOLTS eye
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 Mr. Harald Schultz.
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Size 85mm or 3.3" 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.

Bright orange fin colouration and spotted body means that this species can only really be confused with C. sterbai, although the latter has a rounded snout where C. haraldschultzi is a long nosed species. Spots on the head can be used to differentiate them: C. haraldschultzi has dark spots on a light background, whilst C. sterbai have light spots on a dark background.

Another species with orange fins is C. gossei, but this fish has no spots on the body at all, with spots only on the caudal fin.
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: Central Brazil
Amazon, Middle Amazon (Solimoes), Madeira, Mamoré, Guaporé (click on these areas to find other species found there)
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Temperature24.0-26.0°C or 75.2-78.8°F (Show species within this range)
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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.
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ReferencesSenckenb. Biol.v. 43 (no. 2) - pp129 - Fig. 1; Pl. 11 (figs. 1a-c)
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Last Update2013 Jul 19 17:50 (species record created: 2001 Apr 30 00:00)