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Scientific Name Brochis (sub-clade 2) reticulata  Fraser-Brunner, 1938
Common Names Network Cory
Mosaic Cory, Netpansermalle (Denmark), Panzerwels/Corydoras - Catfish (Germany), Reticulated Cory
Type Locality Amazon River at Monte Alegre, 2°00'S, 54°04'W, Pará State, Brazil.
Synonym(s) Corydoras reticulatus
Pronunciation bro kiss sub clade three - reh TICK ewe LATT uss
Etymology This specific epithet refers to the netlike (reticulatus=netted, netlike) pattern on its body.
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Size 61mm or 2.4" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
Identification Similar to C. sodalis. C. reticulatus is distinguished by the blotch in the dorsal fin, which is not present in C. sodalis.
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: Lower Amazon River basin.
Amazon, Lower Amazon (click on these areas to find other species found there)
Amazon, Middle Amazon (Solimoes) (click on these areas to find other species found there)
Amazon, Upper Amazon (click on these areas to find other species found there)

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IUCN Red List Category Not Evaluated
Temperature 22.0-26.0°C or 71.6-78.8°F (Show species within this range)
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Feeding Will readily accepted all prepared foods that reach the bottom of the aquarium such as tablets, granules and larger flakes. Live (or frozen) foods such as bloodworm, white worm, grindal worm (Enchytraeus), Daphnia and Tubifex are readily accepted and good for conditioning groups of fishes for spawning. User data.
Furniture 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. Substrate should be bordered with driftwood and aquatic plants leaving an open area for them to search for food and swim. The shade provided by overhanging rock work, arching bogwood, tall or floating plants are all that is required to settle these fishes.
Compatibility A peaceful, shoaling, community fish.
Breeding Unreported.
Breeding Reports There is no breeding report.
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Reference The Aquarist and Pondkeeper v. 8 (no. 7), pp 208, Fig.
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Last Update 2024 Jun 30 13:45 (species record created: 2001 Apr 30 00:00)