Cat-eLog Right Arrow Callichthyidae Right Arrow Corydoradinae Right Arrow Corydoras

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Scientific NameCorydoras seussi  Dinkelmeyer, 1996
Common NamesC027, Seuss' Cory
Panzerwels (Germany)
Type LocalitySmall side stream of Rio Pacas-Novos, side branch of Rio Mimoré, near Guajar-Mirim, Rondôndia, Brazil.
PronunciationKory DOOR ass - sue see 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. This catfish was specifically named after (dedicated to) Mr. Werner Seuss, a well known German aquarist and author.
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Size 70mm or 2.8" 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.

Shares a similar colour pattern with Corydoras gossei, which has a rounded snout.
SexingThe males tend to be slightly smaller and more slender than the females. The dorsal and pectoral fins of the males tend to be more pointed than those of the females. Sexing of these catfish is easier when being viewed from above.
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DistributionRio Poranga a tributary of the upper Rio Negro and the Mamore River basin.
Amazon, Middle Amazon (Solimoes), Madeira, Mamoré (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)
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FeedingSuggested foods are high quality flake foods, sinking wafers, frozen blood worms, grindal worms, tubificid worms.
FurnitureSandy bottom with an open swimming space lined with bogwood and plants to retreat into.
CompatibilityPeaceful community fish.
Suggested TankmatesSmall peaceful characins or other non aggressive community fish. Keep in shoals.
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ReferencesAquaristik Aktuell1996 (no. 2) - pp25
Registered Keepers(1) Coryologist (k: 12), (2) Coryman, (3) Yan, (4) philtre, (5) AngJo, (6) jollysue, (7) gem400 (k: 4), (8) corries, (9) reticulata, (10) bamboosticks (k: 4), who also notes: "Big and confident fish.", (11) tony57, (12) jpod, (13) Mark Roesner, (14) gossei (k: 5), (15) aspidoras (k: 7), (16) Valb68 (k: 8), (17) Lee Meadows, (18) Sean B, (19) kamas88 (k: 5), (20) CharlieM9, (21) AmLi, (22) Krawallo (k: 27), who also notes: "Homemade photos follow", (23) Per Jensen, (24) matte s, (25) evojoey, (26) Coolcorycats, (27) Don Kinyon (k: 10), (28) protopterus, (29) Mexnotex.

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Breeding ReportsNone.
Article - CotM 2005 August
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Last Update2006 Sep 03 05:45 (species record created: 2001 May 04 00:00)