Basic information

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This is the long-nosed cousin to the more common Corydoras oiapoquensis. They are both stunning species with a very distinct banded tail.

Author(s)

Burgess, 1992

Subspecies

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C-number(s)

      No C-number given

CW-number(s)

      No CW-number given

Synonyms

      No known synonyms

Local Names

      No local names found

Etymology

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Type Locality

Cumuri Creek, at left bank of Oyapock R., upstream of first rapids of Grande Roche, French Guiana.

Drainage system

Collection Sites

  • Cumuri Creek, at left bank of Oyapock R., upstream of first rapids of Grande Roche

Detailed Map

Approximate map position.

Basic ID

Sand-colored with a banded tail, with black mask and base of 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

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

Medium

Approx. max. Age

6 years

Spawning

See explanations

See Spawning logs:
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Has been Spawned

Yes

Bred by Me

Not yet!

Difficulty

Relatively Hard

Egg Size

Not known

Comments

Recommended Tank Parameters

Min. tank size

100 liters / 26 gal

Min.  tank length

75 cm / 30 in

Tank Setup

Recommended water parameters

Temperature Range

22 - 27°C / 71.6 - 81°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.