They are most commonly confused with the other genera in the sub family namely brochis scleromystax and aspidoras. The corydoras group of fish frequently gulps air.
Corydoras narcissus occurs sympatrically with c.
Corydoras narcissus. Corydoras is a genus of freshwater catfish the name being derived from the greek words kory meaning helmet and doras meaning skin. Corydoras narcissus is a tropical freshwater fish belonging to the corydoradinae sub family of the family callichthyidae it originates in inland waters in south america and is found in the purus river in the central amazon basin in brazil it is commonly known as the long nose arched cory. The original specimen was collected by axelrod bleher bossche gery and schwartz in a creek flowing into the rio ipixuna 7 31 s 63 16 w 30 km west of humaitá rio purus system amazonas brazil.
These fish are identifiable by the two dark stripes that run alongside their dorsal fins. Because corydoras narcissus are most active in the evening try to feed them at this time. In brazil the species occurs in the rio purus system.
They will also require live or frozen foods in the form of blood worms and brine shrimp. Narcissus belongs to the group of corydoras with a saddle shaped snout. You will of course be credited for your work.
If too little room is available between the water surface and the hood 2 the fish may hit the hood. Corydoras are identified by their twin rows of armour plates along the flanks and by having fewer than 10 dorsal fin rays. There are probably more than 160 distinct species of corydoras from which the.
This is normal and is not a cause for concern. Corydoras narcissus is a beautiful relatively large species of corydoras from brazil. Written by mike wheeler.
If you would like to donate any denomination of monies to the site just click the above link button. Quite big for a corydoras at around 3 7 5cm. If you would like to contribute to the monthly factsheets with an article information or photos please e mail me.
The maximum length is given with 10 cm. Small tributaries creeks areas of flooded forest and sand banks. Narcissus is the long snouted version of c.
Like all members of this group it is not a schooling fish. Corydoras narcissus corydoras narcissus. Supply corydoras narcissus with quality flake and algae wafers as the staple diet.
This is normal and is not a cause for concern. Corydoras narcissus long nosed skunk cory classification. Appears to be endemic to the rio purus brazil.
Mature specimens will also relish treats of chopped mussels. Long nosed skunk corydoras corydoras narcissus.