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Scientific Name Corydoras kanei  Grant, 1997
Common Names C026
C046
Type Locality Aquarium specimens said to be from near the town of Boa Vista, State of Roraima, Brazil [possibly from the Rio Branco].
Pronunciation Kory DOOR ass
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 Mr. Kane Grant.
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Size 55mm or 2.2" 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.
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: Negro River basin.
Amazon, Middle Amazon (Solimoes), Negro (click on these areas to find other species found there)
Amazon, Middle Amazon (Solimoes), Negro, Lower Negro, Branco (click on these areas to find other species found there)

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pH 6.5 - 7.4
Temperature 21.5-25.0°C or 70.7-77°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 Fine sand substrate.
Compatibility Peaceful species.
Suggested Tankmates Ideal fish for the community tank.
Breeding First recorded captive breeding 1986.
Breeding Reports There is no breeding report.
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References Aquarist and Pondkeeper v. 62 (no. 10) 1998 41 Photos 1-2
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Last Update 2007 Aug 30 18:14 (species record created: 2001 Apr 30 00:00)