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|Scientific Name||Corydoras(ln9) metae Eigenmann, 1914|
|Common Names||Bandit Cory
Masked Cory, Meta River Cory, Meta-pansermalle (Denmark), Panzerwels/Corydoras - Catfish (Germany)
|Type Locality||Barrigona [Berrigón], Río Meta, Colombia.|
|Etymology||Named after the Rio Meta, from which it was collected.|
|Size||50mm or 2" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.|
|Identification||C. metae is often confused with C. melini (which has an unbroken black stripe from dorsal to caudal fins, C. metae has no colour on its caudal fin or mid-body flanks) and occasionally C. davidsandsi (Lighter, more orange basic colouration and slightly more elongate body). There is also an ''imitator'' long-snouted species (C. simulatus).|
|Sexing||Females are slightly larger (especially when viewed from above) than males.|
|Distribution||Colombia: Rios Meta, Guaviare, Ocoa & Manacacias.
Orinoco, Middle Orinoco, Meta (click on these areas to find other species found there)
Orinoco, Upper Orinoco, Guaviare (click on these areas to find other species found there)
Orinoco, Middle Orinoco, Meta, Manacacias (click on these areas to find other species found there)
Orinoco, Middle Orinoco, Meta, Ocoa (click on these areas to find other species found there)
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|IUCN Red List Category||Not Evaluated|
|pH||6.5 - 7.5|
|Temperature||21.0-24.0°C or 69.8-75.2°F (Show species within this range)|
|Feeding||Will take prepared foods happily, but breeding condition will require bloodworm or other insect larvae.|
|Furniture||Open gravel swimming space preferably shaded by large broadleaf plants. A large open cave for refuge also helps settle in these fish. They may sit inactive for periods of time when resting, but will always venture forth for food.|
|Compatibility||An ideal community fish.|
|Breeding||Around 20-30 eggs are produced, these are laid slowly in clutches and carried by the female in a ''pouch'' formed by her pelvic fins. They are carried to the underside of broad leaves or sometimes the aquarium glass and deposited carefully.|
|Breeding Reports||There is no breeding report.|
|Reference||Indiana University Studies v. 2 (no. 23), pp 230.|
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|Last Update||2020 Mar 13 08:17 (species record created: 2001 Apr 25 00:00)|