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Scientific Name Brochis (sub-clade 3) pulchra  Isbrücker & Nijssen, 1973
Common Names Pretty Cory
Pragtpansermalle (Denmark)
Type Locality Rio Purus, north of Lábrea, 7°20'S, 64°46'W, River Amazonas system, Amazonas State, Brazil.
Synonym(s) Corydoras pulcher
Pronunciation bro kiss sub clade four - POOL chair
Etymology This specific epithet literally means beautiful (pulcher=beautiful).
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Size 50mm or 2" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
Identification C. pulcher is sometimes confused with CW028. C. pulcher has a single dark line along the body, CW028 has two parallel lines.
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: Purus River basin in Brazil.
Amazon, Middle Amazon (Solimoes), Purus (click on these areas to find other species found there)

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IUCN Red List Category Not Evaluated
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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 Beaufortia v. 21 (no. 272), pp 2, Figs. 1-2.
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Last Update 2024 Jun 30 13:48 (species record created: 2001 Jun 09 00:00)