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

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Scientific NameCorydoras gossei  Nijssen, 1972
Common NamesPalespotted Corydoras
Gosses Panzerwels (Germany)
Type LocalityNear Guajará Mirim, 10°50'S, 65°21'W, Rio Mamoré system, Est. Rondônia, Brazil.
PronunciationKory DOOR ass - GAW say 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 Dr. Jean-Pierre Gosse.
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Size 60mm or 2.4" 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.

May be confused with C. seussi, but this species has a rounded snout, C. seussi has a pointed snout.
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: Brazil: Rio Mamoré
Amazon, Middle Amazon (Solimoes), Madeira, Mamoré (click on these areas to find other species found there)
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Temperature22.0-26.0°C or 71.6-78.8°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.
BreedingSee Shane's World article
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ReferencesNeth. J. Zool.v. 21 (no. 4) - pp424 - Fig. 6
Registered Keepers(1) Promod, (2) madattiver (k: 3), (3) Coryologist (k: 12), (4) Coryman, (5) philtre, (6) AmLi (k: 6), (7) Daragh (k: 8), (8) fulvioander (k: 8), (9) jollysue (k: 6), (10) Mazer, (11) kenneth knutsen, (12) gismo5001, (13) jar (k: 8), (14) cloudies, (15) Kampfer, (16) kamas88 (k: 7), (17) gem400, (18) paul b 76 (k: 6), (19) chochiss, (20) thejudgement (k: 3), (21) Cory_lover (k: 4), (22) donishi, (23) SHEAG35 (k: 10), (24) cory777 (k: 4), (25) sterba (k: 28), (26) rayfong, (27) jp11biod, (28) dave.h, (29) Mowin (k: 12), (30) SHEAG (k: 4), (31) coryla (k: 15), (32) Mark Roesner, (33) clownbarb1, (34) Rainbow (k: 5), (35) spewydog (k: 6), (36) boyneburn, (37) mace, (38) paleatus (k: 3), (39) KansasGuppyGuy (k: 10), (40) Eric Bodrock (k: 6), who also notes: "Easy to confuse with CW069, C. gossei have a spotted body and CW069 do not.", (41) Lars Jamne (k: 9), (42) andersonpe, (43) mpedersen, (44) Mark Panaque, (45) Jass, (46) Regina, (47) darr3ll, (48) crazyjock (k: 7), (49) steveh28 (k: 6), (50) Lee Meadows, (51) MChambers (k: 9), (52) Ozboy (k: 10), (53) njfishguy (k: 6), who also notes: "5/21/14. Bought 6 young fish approx 1.75" from Wetspot. Very nice and clean. Settled in quickly and eating well.", (54) Goodeid608, (55) miguel mitchel (k: 5), (56) Csababá, (57) Narwhal72, (58) Rita Aspevik (k: 5), (59) gossei (k: 4), (60) Håvard Thomlevold, (61) jodilynn, who also notes: "What a lovely little fish! Got the only one the store had left. Beautiful coloration and markings. Very happy with the little fish, kids named it "Genie".", (62) sleepyhead, (63) Xaim (k: 20), (64) Mvinyl (k: 7), (65) Raven1991, (66) Mathias, (67) los66 (p: 2), (68) bedwetter, (69) Zulan, (70) jmw975, (71) protopterus, (72) Don Kinyon (k: 6), (73) Mexnotex, (74) Koen (k: 10), (75) binamarie516 (k: 6), (76) heetseekr, (77) skming, (78) johnkim1224, (79) DJay, (80) parrot1974 (k: 3), (81) Coolcorycats (p: 2).

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Breeding Reports(1) Rita Aspevik (b: 53), (2) Mvinyl (b: 53), (3) Zulan (b: 45), (4) Narwhal72 (b: 13), (5) Mathias (b: 11).
Article - Shane's World Reproduction Breeding Corydoras gossei
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Last Update2008 Jun 25 10:26 (species record created: 2001 Apr 21 00:00)