This is the short-snouted cousin to the rarer Corydoras condiscipulus. They are both stunning species with a very distinct banded tail.
- Flag Tailed Panda Cory (English)
- Stripe Tailed Panda (English)
Named after the river it was found in, Oyapock / Oyapok River-
Cumuri Creek at left bank of Oyapock River, French Guiana.
Sand-colored with a banded tail, with black mask and base of dorsal fin.
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.
4 cm / 1.6 in
5 cm / 2 in
- Small (4-6)
- Medium (7-10)
Ease of Keeping
Approx. max. Age
Has been Spawned
Bred by Me
Min. tank size
47 liters / 12 gal
Min. tank length
60 cm / 24 in
- Leafy Plants
- Sponge Filter
- Caves / Hiding places
22 - 28°C / 71.6 - 82°F
5 - 7.5
20 - 500 ppm
20 - 300 ppm
40 - 500 ppm