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Corydoras trilineatus, Cope, 1872
Three-lined Corydoras


Origin: Widespread in Ecuador, Peru and Colombia.

Etymology: tri (L.): Three. linea(L.): Line, referring to the three lateral bands on the sides of the fish.

Synonyms: Corydoras episcopi, Eigenmann & Allen, 1942. Corydoras dubius, Nijssen & Isbrücker, 1967. (Note the latin joke in the latter!)

First European import: J. Hauxwell

Description: See pictures. Often sold as C. julii, but this is a completely different species.

Care:One of the hardier Corydoras, it can well be kept in a community tank. Regular waterchanges and some hideouts are recommended. This is an active, nice looking species, which isn't shy.

Temperature:22-26 degrees

Feeding: Omnivorous

Size: Up to 5.5 cm

pH: 6.0-7.5

Breeding: The fish have been bred under aquarium conditions. Lambourne describes how 6 males and 4 females bred after the temperature in the tank dropped from 22 to 17 degrees. This resulted in 700 eggs, which hatched in 4 days.

Sexual dimorphism: females are bigger

Prices:3-4€

Additional:

Picture references: All pictures E. Naus

 

 

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

 

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