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Corydoras xinguensis, Nijssen, 1971
Common name unknown

Origin: Mato Grosso, Brazil, in Rio Xingu and Suia Missu Creek.

Etymology: Named after the Xingu river where the fish was first found by J. P. Gosse.

Synonyms:None

Class: Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) Order: Siluriformes Family: Loricariidae (Armored catfishes), subfamily: Ancistrinae

First European import: 1964, by J. P. Gosse

Description: See pictures

Care: Best kept in a species tank.

Temperature:22-24°C

Feeding:Omnivorous.

Size: Up to 5.0 cm

pH: 6.0-7.0

Breeding:Has not been bred in aquaria.

Sexual dimorphism: Unknown, probably similar to other Corydoras

Prices: 8-10€

Additional: The fish in the picture were labelled C. xinguensis in the shop, but resemble C. latus as well.

Picture references:All pictures: E. Naus

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

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