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Scientific Name Corydoras gossei  Nijssen, 1972
Common Names Palespotted Corydoras
Gosses Panzerwels (Germany)
Type Locality Near Guajará Mirim, 10°50'S, 65°21'W, Rio Mamoré system, Est. Rondônia, Brazil.
Pronunciation Kory DOOR ass - GAW say eye
Etymology Cory = 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. Jean-Pierre Gosse.
Articles
Article - Shane's World Reproduction Breeding Corydoras gossei
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Size 60mm or 2.4" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
Identification Corydoras 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.

May be confused with C. seussi, but this species has a rounded snout, C. seussi has a pointed snout.
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.
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Distribution South America: Brazil: Rio Mamoré
Amazon, Middle Amazon (Solimoes), Madeira, Mamoré (click on these areas to find other species found there)

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Temperature 22.0-26.0°C or 71.6-78.8°F (Show species within this range)
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Feeding Will 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.
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 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.
Compatibility A peaceful, shoaling, community fish.
Suggested Tankmates All 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.
Breeding See Shane's World article
Breeding Reports There are 5 breeding reports, read them all here.
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References Neth. J. Zool.v. 21 (no. 4) - pp424 - Fig. 6
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Last Update 2008 Jun 25 10:26 (species record created: 2001 Apr 21 00:00)