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Scientific Name Corydoras granti  , 2019
Common Names C020, Skunk Cory
Arched Cory, Panzerwels/Corydoras - Catfish (Germany)
Pronunciation Kory DOOR ass - GRANT ee.
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 in honor of Steven Grant, who previously analyzed the differences among the arc-striped corys and recognized C020 as a distinct species (published in the Journal of the Catfish Study Group).
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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.

The colour pattern forms an even arch of dark stripe from the snout to the lower back. Sometimes the cleithrum will have an iridescent gold or bronze color. Corydoras granti is very similar to Corydoras arcuatus. C. granti can be distinguished by having a shorter, more rounded snout, whereas C. arcuatus has a longer straight snout. Also, the posterior margin of the pectoral fin spine of C. granti has serrations pointing toward the spine tip, whereas these serrations point toward the origin of the spine (toward the body) on C. arcuatus. Finally, when full grown, C. granti is a smaller species than C. arcuatus.
Sexing Females larger and fuller bodied.
General Remarks Corydoras granti is very similar to C. arcuatus , and specimens of C. granti are often sold by pet stores under the name C. arcuatus. A key to the arc-striped corys can be found in the forum HERE.
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Distribution Widespread throughout the Upper Amazon region.
Amazon, Upper Amazon (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 Has been bred in captivity.
Breeding Reports There is no breeding report.
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References Tencatt, Lima, & Britto. (2019). J. Fish Biol., doi: 10.1111/jfb.13980
Grant, S. 2014. Journal of the Catfish Study Group (UK), 15(4), 24-29.
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Last Update 2019 May 05 06:12 (species record created: 2001 Apr 30 00:00)