Basic information

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I rank this as probably the most beautiful species of all Corys.

Country

Author(s)

Burgess, 1983

Subspecies

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ID Group

C-number(s)

      No C-number given

CW-number(s)

      No CW-number given

Synonyms

      No known synonyms

Local Names

  • Halestribet Pansermalle (Dansk)
  • Bannertail Cory (English)
  • Flagtail Cory (English)
  • Flaggstjärtspansarmal (Svenska)

Etymology

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Type Locality

Rio Aiuanã, southern tributary of the middle Rio Negro, Amazonas, Brazil.

Collection Sites

  • Rio Aiuanã, southern tributary of the middle Rio Negro, Amazonas, Brazil

Detailed Map

Approximate map position.

Basic ID

The only Cory with a tail with horizontal black and white bands in the tail.

Sexing

Males are .
Males have .
Females are .
Females have .

Standard length

Male

6 cm / 2.4 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:
      No items found

Has been Spawned

Yes

Bred by Me

Yes, successfully

Difficulty

Never or Rarely done

Egg Size

Not known

Comments

Recommended Tank Parameters

Min. tank size

100 liters / 26 gal

Min.  tank length

80 cm / 31 in

Tank Setup

  • Leafy Plants
  • Sponge Filter
  • Power head: Low flow
  • Peat Filtration
  • 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 - 500 ppm

dH Range

20 - 500 ppm

Water Parameters

      No items found

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Author

Kristian Adolfsson

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.