All FishesCallichthyidaeCorydoradinae ⇒ The genus Corydoras (lineage 7)

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Pronounced kor ee doh rass (lineage seven).
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.
Furniture Substrate should be fine sand, bordered with driftwood and aquatic plants leaving an open area for them to search for food and swim.
Sexing Males are smaller and slimmer. Females grow larger and are much wider which can most easily be observed from above.
Size Smallest 48mm, largest 75mm, average 57mm, most commonly 75mm. All SL.
Species There are 25 "species" in the database
Keepers 3 species (12%) are being kept by registered keepers
New spp. / time
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3. (20%)
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