Cory Database

Corydoras sipaliwini

Basic information

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From coastal river basins of Guyana and Suriname.

Country

Author(s)

Hoedeman, 1965

Subspecies

-

ID Group

C-number(s)

      No C-number given

CW-number(s)

  • Corydoras sp. CW114

Synonyms

      No known synonyms

Local Names

      No local names found

Etymology

Named after the Sipaliwini River in Suriname, where it was found.

Type Locality

Sipaliwini River, at Paru Savannah, Suriname.

Drainage system

Collection Sites

  • Rio Kabalebo, Suriname
  • Sipaliwini River, Suriname

Detailed Map

Approximate map position.

Basic ID

Gray body.

Sexing

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

Easy

Approx. max. Age

4 years

Spawning

See explanations

See Spawning logs:

Has been Spawned

Yes

Bred by Me

Yes, successfully

Difficulty

Relatively Easy

Egg Size

2.1 mm / 0.08 in

Comments

Recommended Tank Parameters

Min. tank size

45 liters / 12 gal

Min.  tank length

50 cm / 20 in

Tank Setup

  • Leafy Plants
  • Mosses
  • Sponge Filter
  • Power head: Low flow
  • Caves / Hiding places
  • Roots
  • Peat Filtration
  • Dried Leaves

Recommended water parameters

Temperature Range

24 - 28°C / 75.2 - 82°F

pH Range

6 - 7.5

TDS Range

10 - 250 ppm

kH Range

1 - 20 ppm

dH Range

1 - 20 ppm

Water Parameters

      No items found

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