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Scientific Name Brochis (sub-clade 3) bifasciata  Nijssen, 1972
Common Names Two-stripe Cory
Tostribet Pansermalle (Denmark)
Type Locality Creek at left bank of Rio Cururu, tributary of upper River Tapajós near Maloca do Conzale, about 7°45'S, 58°00'W, Pará State, Brazil.
Synonym(s) Corydoras bifasciatus
Pronunciation bro kiss sub clade four - bi-fass-ee-a-tus
Etymology Bi- meaning two, fasciatus meaning stripe or line, in reference to the two black lines.
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Size 52mm or 2" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
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, Tapajós, Upper Tapajós, Cururu (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 Netherlands Journal of Zoology v. 21 (no. 4), pp 420, Fig. 4.
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Last Update 2024 Jun 24 08:01 (species record created: 2011 May 29 08:41)