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Scientific NameCorydoras napoensis  Nijssen & Isbrücker, 1986
Common NameNapo-pansermalle (Denmark)
Type LocalityLagartococha, northern tributary of Río Aguarico, between 0°39'S, 75°16'W and 0°28'S, 75°21'W, Napo, Ecuador, elevation 200-220 meters.
PronunciationKory DOOR ass - napp oh ENN siss
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. Napoensis, after the region in Ecuador where the type specimen was collected, Napo.
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Size 50mm or 2" 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.
SexingThe male is smaller, less high bodied, slender and more strikingly patterned.
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DistributionSouth America: Ecuador: Peru
Amazon, Upper Amazon (click on these areas to find other species found there)
Amazon, Upper Amazon, Napo, Aguarico (click on these areas to find other species found there)
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pH6.0 - 7.4
Temperature22.0-26.0°C or 71.6-78.8°F (Show species within this range)
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FeedingFlake, tablets. Live food such as whiteworm, bloodworm, brineshrimp and tubifex (sparingly). Frozen bloodworm is more easily supplied and seems to bring on growth in sub-adults very satisfactorily.
FurnitureDense planting around the edges of the tank, thus providing a large swimming space. Although gravel can be used it is best to use a soft sandy substrate.
CompatibilityAs for all Corys, a perfect citizen.
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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ReferencesRevue française d'Aquariologie Herpétologie v. 12 (no. 3) (1985) - pp73 - Figs. 25-26, 33E
Registered Keepers(1) madattiver, (2) call_apple (k: 6), (3) Coryologist, (4) soltarii007, (5) Yan, (6) Richie Hell, (7) certan, (8) thelivelylady, (9) irshprncsk, (10) Plecofanatic1989, (11) anitabritt (k: 6), who also notes: "6 F1 youngsters.Bought from Kim M. ", (12) kenneth knutsen, (13) gismo5001, (14) Birger Amundsen, (15) jac (k: 16), (16) boyneburn (k: 5), (17) apisto-nut, (18) Pungen (k: 10), (19) gem400 (p: 2), (20) Barbatus45, (21) I_Xeno (k: 8), (22) Kampfer, (23) KTLM, (24) buller42 (k: 8), (25) saphphx (k: 3), (26) Deb (k: 2), who also notes: "An absolutely stunning San Juan cory, the only one in the shop. Added a female a few days ago.", (27) purplemelli, (28) MichaelC95, (29) MattP (k: 5), (30) dave.h, (31) Mark Roesner, (32) MHS, (33) minkweir, (34) Donaldm (k: 6), (35) wrasse (k: 3), (36) mace, (37) Vess, (38) corydoras, (39) Regina (k: 2), (40) crazyjock (k: 7), (41) RIPbiglad, (42) rmc (k: 9), (43) Cory Ben (p: 2), (44) Lee Meadows (p: 2), (45) cfa (k: 10), (46) Valb68 (k: 4), who also notes: "Wild Caught", (47) Mol_PMB (k: 3), (48) Mountain (k: 15), (49) MontheFash (k: 10), (50) CowBoYReX, (51) vince0, (52) cjerrom, (53) Håvard Thomlevold, (54) Waldharjaz (k: 6), (55) Tamcon83 (k: 7), (56) benma (k: 3), (57) Gertbl, (58) Mvinyl (k: 6), (59) Koen (k: 7), (60) Don Kinyon (k: 70), (61) Tetranerd, (62) jmw975 (k: 3), (63) CatfishAddict01, (64) shlajmak, (65) Albert, (66) bekateen (k: 7).

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Breeding Reports(1) Cory Ben (b: 48), (2) Mvinyl (b: 13), (3) cfa (b: 7).
Article - Shane's World Reproduction Breeding Corydoras napoensis
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