Cory Database

Corydoras gossei

Basic information

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The short-nosed version of Corydoras seussi.

Country

Author(s)

Nijssen, 1972

Subspecies

-

ID Group

C-number(s)

      No C-number given

CW-number(s)

      No CW-number given

Synonyms

      No known synonyms

Local Names

  • Gosses Panzerwels (Deutch)
  • Palespotted Corydoras (English)
  • Smokey Cory (English)
  • Gosse’s Cory (English)

Etymology

In honor of Dr. Jean-Pierre Gosse.

Type Locality

‘creek near Guajará Mirim, 10°50’S, 65°21’W, rio Mamoré system, Rondônia State, Brazil.

Drainage system

Collection Sites

  • Guajará Mirim

Detailed Map

Approximate map position.

Basic ID

There are only two described species with this color setup, Corydoras seussi (long-nosed) is the other one. C: gossei is the round-nosed and more common one you fins. There is also a CW069 looking similar to C. gossei.

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

Ease of Keeping

Easy

Approx. max. Age

6 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

54 liters / 14 gal

Min.  tank length

60 cm / 24 in

Tank Setup

  • Leafy Plants
  • Mosses
  • Sponge Filter
  • 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.