Corydoras eques, Steindachner, 1877
Origin: Brazil, Amazonas, Rio Amazonas in the vicinity of Codajas.
Etymology: equus(L.): a horse
Synonyms: Osteogaster eques
First European import: 1865, by the Thayer expedition.
Description: See picture, very colorful species, that deserves more attention.
Care:They should be kept in schools of 6 or more, and the tank shouldn't be too small. A 60 cm species tank, or a larger community tank will suffice. A sandy soil, or rounded gravel, with some hiding places like caves, plants and or driftwood are necessary.
Feeding: Omnivorous, all food is accepted.
Size: up to 5.5 cm.
Breeding: Unknown, probably similar as other Corydoras species.
Sexual dimorphism:Unk, similar to other Corydoras species
Additional: A really beautiful species, rarely available, and sometimes C. aeneus are labelled eques(see picture on the left, debatable whether the fish are actually C. eques.
Picture references: All pictures: E. Naus
References:Lambourne, D. ((1995): Corydoras catfish, An Aquarist's Handbook. Blandford, London, UK.
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