Cory Database

Corydoras eques

Basic information

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Country

Author(s)

Steindachner, 1876

Subspecies

-

ID Group

C-number(s)

      No C-number given

CW-number(s)

  • Corydoras sp. CW043 (CW43)

Synonyms

      No known synonyms

Local Names

  • Trekantpansermalle (Dansk)
  • Horsemans Cory (English)
  • "Anori" (Trade name)

Etymology

From latin eques meaning rider or horseman.

Type Locality

Amazon River at Codajás, Amazonas, Brazil.

Drainage system

Collection Sites

  • Amazon River at Codajás, Amazonas, Brazil

Detailed Map

Approximate map position.

Basic ID

Very beautiful species.

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

5 cm / 2 in

Husbandry / Keeping

Compatibility

Peaceful

Group Size

  • Small (4-6)
  • Medium (7-10)

Diet

Omnivore

Ease of Keeping

Medium

Approx. max. Age

years

Spawning

See explanations

See Spawning logs:
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Has been Spawned

Yes

Bred by Me

Hatching eggs

Difficulty

Hard

Egg Size

1.6 mm / 0.06 in

Comments

Recommended Tank Parameters

Min. tank size

45 liters / 12 gal

Min.  tank length

50 cm / 20 in

Tank Setup

Recommended water parameters

Temperature Range

20 - 26°C / 68 - 79°F

pH Range

6 - 7.5

TDS Range

20 - 200 ppm

kH Range

20 - 200 ppm

dH Range

20 - 200 ppm

Water Parameters

      No items found

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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.