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Scientific Name Hoplisoma cochui  (Myers & Weitzman, 1954)
Common Names Barredtail Cory
Cochu's Catfish, Skakbrætpansermalle (Denmark)
Type Locality Rio Araguay, Santa Maria Nova, Goyaz, Brazil.
Synonym(s) Corydoras cochui
Pronunciation hop lee so mah - COCK oo eye
Etymology This species is named in honour of Mr Fred Cochu.
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Size 25mm or 1" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
Sexing The males tend to be more slender than the females.
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Distribution South America: Upper Araguaia River basin in Brazil.
Amazon, Lower Amazon, Tocantins, Lower Tocantins, Araguaia, Upper Araguaia (click on these areas to find other species found there)

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IUCN Red List Category Not Evaluated
pH 6.0 - 7.2
Temperature 23.0-26.0°C or 73.4-78.8°F (Show species within this range)
Other Parameters 2-25°dGH
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Feeding Readily accepts a mixed and varied diet which includes granular foods, frozen bloodworm and good quality flake to name but a few. User data.
Furniture Plenty of hiding places amongst bogwood and rocks. The ideal aquarium substrate to use with these catfish is aquarium sand.
Compatibility Peaceful.
Suggested Tankmates Wherever possible I would recommend that the aquarist keep these catfish in a community aquarium in small groups of six or more, but as the absolute minimum I would suggest three specimens assuming that they are available in these numbers. In their natural habitat Corydoras cochui would be found in relatively large shoals.
Breeding There are documented reports of aquarium spawnings of Corydoras cochui, adopting the typical "T shape" breeding clinch. The spawning activity follows on from a period of conditioning with foods such as Daphnia and bloodworm, and a partial water change using cooler water.
Breeding Reports There is no breeding report.
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Reference Aquarium Journal v. 25 (no. 4) (for Apr. 1954), pp 93, Fig.
Registered Keepers There is no registered keeper.
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Last Update 2024 Jul 08 10:32 (species record created: 2006 May 14 00:00)