Corydoras metae, Eigenmann, 1914
Origin: South-America, Colombia, Rio Meta, Rio Guaviare, Rio Ocoa & Rio Manacacias.(Compare this to C. melini : Brazil, Amazonas, Rio Papuri, Rio Uavpes, Rio Amazonas. Ecuador, Pastaza, Rio Conambo, Rio Shione, Rio Pindo, Rio Tigre. Colombia, Rio Guaviare, Rio Vaupes, Rio Caqueta.)
Etymology: After Rio Meta.
First import:M. Gonzalez, 1914
Care:A 80 cm tank with good filtration. Watervalues and environment of minor importance. Very easy to keep.
Feeding:Some food should reach the bottom of the tank
pH: 6.0-7.5 Hardness: 2-20
Breeding:Easy to breed. 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. Not very productive, only 30 eggs are produced.
Sexual dimorphism:Females are more triangular.
Prices:Netherlands 3-4 Euro for normal fish.
Additional:See also C. melini, which is very similar to Corydoras metae..
Picture references:Picture 1: E. Naus
references:Hierronimus, H. (1997): Ihr Hobby: Corydoras Pantzerwelse. Bede Verlag, Ruhmannsfelden, Germany.Lambourne, D. ((1995): Corydoras catfish, An Aquarist's Handbook. Blandford, London, UK.
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