This stunning Corydoras comes from the Rio Negro tributary Rio Içana. Other names for the river are: Rio Icana, Rio Isana, Rio Izana, and Río Isana (in Colombia)
It is a black water river with very soft water with a normally low pH of around 6.
Corydoras sp. aff. parallelus CW127
A species with solid black line along the sides.
- Corydoras sp. C002 (C02 / C2)
- Parallel-stribet Pansermalle (Dansk)
- Two Line Cory (English)
Refers to the two parallel horizontal lines along the body.
Rio Içana (Rio Icana, Rio Isana, Rio Izana, Río Isana)
Two bold parallel lines along the body. Dark spot at the base of the dorsal fin that extends in to it.
Black mask with an orange patch behind it.
Base colour is sand coloured.
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 and have small dark spots.
Females are normally larger, have shorter pectoral fin. Their pelvic (ventral) fins are clear and rounded to form a pouch for the eggs when spawning.
5 cm / 2 in
6 cm / 2.4 in
- Small (4-6)
- Medium (7-10)
Ease of Keeping
Approx. max. Age
Has been Spawned
Bred by Me
2.8 mm / 0.11 in
The big problem for most is hatching the eggs, usually very poor hatch rate.
Min. tank size
75 liters / 20 gal
Min. tank length
60 cm / 24 in
- Leafy Plants
- Sponge Filter
- Power head: Low flow
- Caves / Hiding places
- Peat Filtration
- Dried Leaves
24 - 28°C / 75.2 - 82°F
4 - 7.5
10 - 250 ppm
1 - 20 ppm
1 - 20 ppm
- Date: 1998-09-07
pH: 4.3, Temp (C): 26.4