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Corydoras panda Nijssen & Isbrücker, 1971

Image contributors to this species:

Sandy Milne (2) Danny Blundell (1) Charles Gibbons (1) Ian M. Clift (2) Birger Amundsen (4) Mark Goh (1) gforcefx (1) Alan Pinkerton (1)

ScotCat Sources:

Factsheet Art Gallery Etymology = Genus Etymology = species

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Relevant Information:

The four image thumbnails (7, 8, 9 & 10)are specimens that are believed to have been bred in Germany and are not albino but close to being leucistic i.e., pigment in the body with black eyes. Aquarium Care: This is a small inoffensive little Cory which will do better in a shoal, so buy at least six or more individuals. It would also be advisable not to keep rombustous species in with them such as Tiger Barbs and other fin nipping species as they would worry them to death with their constant harassment and would also deprive them of food as they would be inclined not to venture out for feeding, large Cichlids would also be a bad choice. A good community tank for them would house inoffensive tetras such as Neon's and other smaller characins, and if you would like other catfish any of the Ancistrus types would make good partners and of course other Corydoras or Aspidoras species. If you would like to breed Corydoras panda a species tank is the only way to go with a tank size of 18"x 12" x 12" being ideal for a group of six. Diet: A good quality flake food and tablet food for adults with sporadic feedings of frozen or live food will keep your Corydoras in good health.

Common Name:

Panda Cory






South America: Peru; Upper Amazon River basin. Type locality: Peru, Est. Huanuco, Aquas Amarillas, tributary
of Río Pachitea, Ucayali river system.


5.0cm (2ins)


21-24°C (69-75°F)


6.0 -7.2.


Ferraris, C.J. Jr., 2007. Checklist of catfishes, recent and fossil (Osteichthyes: Siluriformes), and catalogue of siluriform primary types. Zootaxa 1418:1-628.
ScotCat Factsheet
no. 74. Aug. 2002.



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