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|Scientific Name||Corydoras sp. (Cw120)|
|Common Names||CW120, Purus Cory |
Mørkrygget Pansermalle (Denmark)
|Pronunciation||kor ee doh rass (lineage one).|
|Etymology||Cory = helmet, doras = skin. In this case it was incorrectly used to mean armour (cuirasse) instead of skin in allusion to the dual rows of plates that run along the flanks of this genus.|
|Identification||Corydoras are identified by their twin rows of armour plates along the flanks and by having fewer than 10 dorsal fin rays. They are most commonly confused with the other genera in the sub-family, namely Brochis, Scleromystax and Aspidoras. |
Originally thought to be a color morph of Corydoras narcissus. Now believed to be a separate species. Differs from C. narcissus by having a dark longitudinal arch which reaches the dorsal body ridge (vs. not reaching the dorsal ridge), having a cluster of dark spots on the body sides towards the anterior half of the body, with an unspotted horizontal area along the lateral line (vs. unspotted or faintly spotted on the body sides), and having a vertically striped caudal fin (vs. an unstriped caudal fin, pigmented by an extention of the longitudinal body arch onto the lower caudal fin rays).
|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.|
|Distribution||Rio Purus system. |
Amazon, Middle Amazon (Solimoes), Purus (click on these areas to find other species found there)
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|Feeding||Will accept a wide range of commercial foods including tablets, granules and flakes. Live (or frozen) foods such as bloodworm, white worm, grindal worm, Daphnia and tubifex are readily accepted.|
|Furniture||Shade provided by overhanging rock work, arching bogwood, tall or floating plants are all that is required. 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.|
|Compatibility||A peaceful, shoaling, community fish.|
|Breeding Reports||There is no breeding report.|
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|Last Update||2022 Feb 21 11:57 (species record created: 2016 May 26 16:28)|