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Corydoras zygatus
Corydoras zygatus, Eigenmann & Allen, 1942


Origin:South-America, Peru, Loreto, Rio Huallaga system, Peru, Yurimaguas, Rio Amazonas + Rio Santiago near Caterpiza. Ecuado, Pastaza, Rio Bobonaza+Rio Pindo.

Etymology: Zygados in greek means team,pair.

Synonyms: None

First import:1920. W. R. Allen

Description:Very similar to C. rabauti. Differences are a greenish shine on the body stripes, and less red colour in this fish. Juveniles are completely different from eachother.

Care:A 80 cm tank with good filtration.No special requirements to the environment. Some plants and driftwood . Very hardy fish.

Temperature:20-24

Feeding:No special requirements, will eat all food.

Size:Males 5.5 cm, females 6.5 cm

pH: 7.0-7.5 Hardness: 3-20

Breeding:A 60 cm tank will do. Temperature drop to 16 degrees with a large waterchange. Low waterlevel. 600 eggs per female are possible, eggs will be deposited on the glass, in the upper regions. Fry will hatch in 3-4 days, and can be fed artemia after another 2-3 days.

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

Prices: Netherlands 5 Euro for normal fish.

Additional:Not seen very often. If it is sold in the shops it is usually misnamed as myersi or rabauti.

Picture references:Picture 1: E. Naus

References:Lambourne, D.(1995); Hieronimus, H.(1997).

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