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Corydoras leopardus, Myers, 1933

Origin: Brazil, Maracana(North of Belem), in coastal waters.

Etymology: Named after the leopard like pattern of the spots.

Synonyms: Corydoras funelli, Fraser-Brunner, 1947.

First import: Unk. The fish have been described from aquarium specimens, which would indicate before 1933.

Description: See picture, very similar to C. julii, although a longer snout is present in C. leopardus

Care: Undemanding species, suitable for the larger community tank. Lively and peacefull fish, best kept in schools of 6 or more. Provide some hidouts in the form of driftwood or caves. Sandy soil or rounded gravel, and some free swimming space.

Temperature:20-25 degrees

Feeding:Omnivorous.

Size: Up to 7 cm

pH: 6.0-7.5

Breeding: Unknown, probably similar to other Corydoras.

Sexual dimorphism: Males are more slender, and a bit smaller.

Prices: Unknown

Additional: Seldom available. The fish in the picture could also be C. julii.

Picture references: Picture 1: E. Naus

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

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