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Scientific Name Corydoras (lineage 9) schwartzi  Rössel, 1963
Common Names Schwartz's Cory
Maskepansermalle (Denmark), Schwartz's Panzerwels (Germany)
Type Locality Mouth of Rio Purus, Amazonas, Brazil.
Pronunciation kor ee doh rass (lineage nine). - SH WORts eye
Etymology . Named for Mr. Schwartz.
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Size 39mm or 1.5" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
Identification Confused with C. parallelus, C. pulcher, C. ornatus and C. sp. (C141).
Sexing The female is wider bodied then the male is. Also the female is a little longer then the male at maturity but this is a less obviously in this species in comparison to congeners.
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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 Least Concern, range map and more is available on the IUCN species page. Last assessed 2018.
pH 6.5 - 7.8
Temperature 22.0-24.0°C or 71.6-75.2°F (Show species within this range)
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Feeding Will eat most foods ranging from flake food to frozen foods such as blood worms and brine shrimp. Also include some sinking wafers. User data.
Furniture A species that appears to have a liking for plants, other than that provide a soft sand or small, rounded gravel substrate and some refuge that the cory can sit under. Not a cave, rather something like a piece of bogwood sitting about 3cm / 1 inch off the bottom.
Compatibility A mainstay of the hobby and an ideal community catfish.
Suggested Tankmates Keep in a shoal of at least three ideally more. Five to seven is best. Can be kept with any community fish as does not specifically require softer water. This species is still imported from the wild in large numbers, quarantine is recommended especially if adding groups to well established tanks.
Breeding Has occasionally been bred in the aquarium; breeding follows the usual Cory formula. One published record details a water depth of 20cm, pH of 7.5, GH of 11°, KH 3° at a temperature of 23.3°C in a heavily planted tank.
Breeding Reports There is no breeding report.
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Reference Senckenbergiana Biologica v. 44 (no. 5), pp 359, Figs. 1-2.
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Last Update 2020 Oct 22 04:49 (species record created: 2001 Apr 16 00:00)