Cory Database

Corydoras adolfoi

Basic information

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Country

Author(s)

Burgess, 1982

Subspecies

-

ID Group

C-number(s)

      No C-number given

CW-number(s)

      No CW-number given

Synonyms

      No known synonyms

Local Names

  • Adolfo's Cory (English)

Etymology

Dedicated to Mr. Adolfo Schwartz

Type Locality

Nouba Ouba creek, São Gabriel da Cachoeira, Rio Negro, State of Amazonas, Brazil

Collection Sites

  • Nouba Ouba creek, São Gabriel da Cachoeira, Rio Negro, State of Amazonas, Brazil

Detailed Map

Approximate map position.

Basic ID

Sand-colored / pinkish with black mask and orange patch above the eyes and in-front of the dorsal fin.

Sexing

Looking at the fish from above, the female is widest at the center of the body, while the male is widest just behind the pectoral fins.
When they are well fed or in breeding condition the female is always plumper, also seen from the side.

Males are normally smaller and have longer pectoral fins than females. Their pelvic (ventral) fins are more pointed.
Females are normally larger, have rounded pectoral fin. Their pelvic (ventral) fins are rounded to form a pouch for the eggs when spawning.

Standard length

Male

4 cm / 1.6 in

Female

1111 cm / 437.4 in

Husbandry / Keeping

Compatibility

Peaceful

Group Size

  • Small (4-6)
  • Medium (7-10)

Diet

Omnivore

Ease of Keeping

Easy

Approx. max. Age

years

Spawning

See explanations

See Spawning logs:
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Has been Spawned

Yes

Bred by Me

Yes, successfully

Difficulty

Relatively Easy

Egg Size

Not known

Comments

Recommended Tank Parameters

Min. tank size

liters / gal

Min.  tank length

50 cm / 20 in

Tank Setup

Recommended water parameters

Temperature Range

24 - 28°C / 75.2 - 82°F

pH Range

5 - 7.5

TDS Range

- ppm

kH Range

- ppm

dH Range

- ppm

Water Parameters

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Author

Kristian Adolfsson

Cory nerd that has had eggs, and surviving fry of most, from over 70 Cory species, so far. Have also bred Cichlids, Killies, Rainbowfish, other Catfish and more. Read more on our About Page.