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Corydoras gossei, Nijssen, 1972

Origin:South-America, Brazil, Rondonia, creek in the Rio Vilcanota system.

Etymology: After J. P. Gosse.

Synonyms:None.

First import:C. Kalinowski, 1949.

Description:See picture.

Care:A 60 cm tank with good filtration, although no strong current is neccessary for the animals well-being.

Temperature:20-26

Feeding:Wildcaught specimens are very shy and easily scared fish. If you decide to keep them in a community tank make sure they get enough to eat

Size:5.5 cm

pH: 6.5-7.0 Hardness: 2-15

Breeding:Feed lots of live food(artemia, daphnia, mosquitolarvae) for one or two weeks. Do a 40-50% waterchange with aged water which should reduce the watertemperature 5 degrees or more, temperatures of 16 degrees are not a problem. . Do this every other day for a period, until they start to breed. Large eggs are produced. As described in the general section this may just be a seasonal issue.

Sexual dimorphism:Males are shorter and smaller than the females.

Prices:Netherlands 5-9 Euro for normal fish.

Additional:

Picture references: All pictures E. Naus

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

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