Cory Database

Corydoras brevirostris

Basic information

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Previously known as a subspecies of Corydoras melanistius but given species status by Isbrücker in 2001.

Author(s)

Fraser-Brunner, 1947

Subspecies

-

C-number(s)

      No C-number given

CW-number(s)

      No CW-number given

Synonyms

  • Corydoras wotroi

Local Names

      No local names found

Etymology

-

Type Locality

Orinoco River basin, Venezuela

Drainage system

Collection Sites

  • Orinoco River basin, Venezuela
  • Coastal Rivers in Suriname
  • Coastal Rivers in Guyana

Detailed Map

Approximate map position.

Basic ID

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

5 cm / 2 in

Female

6 cm / 2.4 in

Husbandry / Keeping

Compatibility

Peaceful

Group Size

  • Small (4-6)
  • Medium (7-10)

Diet

Omnivore

Ease of Keeping

Easy

Approx. max. Age

6 years

Spawning

See explanations

See Spawning logs:

Has been Spawned

Yes

Bred by Me

Hatching eggs

Difficulty

Relatively Hard

Egg Size

2.0 mm / 0.08 in

Comments

Recommended Tank Parameters

Min. tank size

54 liters / 14 gal

Min.  tank length

60 cm / 24 in

Tank Setup

  • Leafy Plants
  • Mosses
  • Sponge Filter
  • Power head: Low flow
  • Power head: High flow
  • Caves / Hiding places
  • Dried Leaves

Recommended water parameters

Temperature Range

22 - 28°C / 71.6 - 82°F

pH Range

5 - 7.5

TDS Range

20 - 500 ppm

kH Range

20 - 300 ppm

dH Range

40 - 500 ppm

Water Parameters

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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.