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Corydoras axelrodi Rössel, 1962

Image contributors to this species:

Ian Fuller (1) Mark Duffill (1) K.Meier (1) Karsten Schönherr (1) Mark Goh (1) gforcefx (1)

ScotCat Sources:

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Relevant Information:

There are a few different colour forms that go under the name of C. axelrodi. There are also similar types with only a single stripe on the body and others with a short third stripe. Similar is Corydoras sp. (C003) also known under the common name of 'Deckeri'. Aquarium Care: This is akin to most of this genus, very peaceful, and would be best housed with small to medium sized tankmates such as Tetras, Rasboras and Danios or in a species tank for breeding purposes. Best to purchase 6 individuals or more as they will be happier in a group. Diet: Readily accepts a mixed and varied diet which includes granular foods, tablet food, frozen bloodworm and good quality flake to name but a few. Remarks: Can sometimes be a bit sensitive when first imported as wild specimens. When first water changing use a dechlorinator that removes chlorine or chloramine from the water, or leave the water standing for a few days.

Common Name:

Banded Corydoras






South America: Colombia; either Vichada, Meta, Arauca, or Boyaca, Río Meta


4.5cm ( 1¾ins)


22-25°C (71-77°F)





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