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Corydoras brevirostris, Fraser - Brunner, 1947
Common name unknown


Origin: Surinam, Saramacca river system and Coratijn river system. Venezuela: Orinoco river system.

Etymology: Brevus(L.): short; rostrum (L.): snout, referring to the shorter snout when compared to Corydoras melanistius.

Synonyms: Corydoras melanistius brevirostris, Fraser - Brunner, 1947. (Another subspecies Corydoras melanistius melanistius has been renamed to Corydoras melanistius). Corydoras wotroi, Nijssen & Isbrücker, 1967.

First import: Unknown, before 1947, since the fish were described from an aquarium specimen.

Description: See pictures

Care: Similar to other Corydoras.

Temperature:cr

Feeding:Omnivorous

Size: Up to 5.5 cm

pH: 6.0-7.5, Hardness up to 25 dGH.

Breeding: After a cold water change that drops the temperature from 22-24 to around 16-18 degrees, the fish usually spawn in the typical T-formation. The approximately 2 mm large eggs take 3-4 days to hatch.

Sexual dimorphism: Fully grown females have clearly bigger bellies.

Prices: Unknown

Additional:

Picture references: Pictures: E. Naus

References:Lambourne, D. ((1995): Corydoras catfish, An Aquarist's Handbook. Blandford, London, UK.

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