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Corydoras trilineatus Cope, 1872

Image contributors to this species:

Ian Fuller (1) Frants Lehmann (1 stamp) Allan James (1) Jonas Hansel (2) Martin Halac (3) Joost Schuitemaker (4) Karsten Schönherr (3) Mark Goh (1)

ScotCat Sources:

Factsheet Etymology = Genus Etymology = species

Other Sources:

Fishbase  Google Search  All Catfish Species Inventory


Relevant Information:

Variable markings in this species. C. julii is often sold as C .trilineatus but C. julii has a fine spotted head and C. trilineatus has what you would term, reticulations in that area and is also a heavier looking fish. Another Cory that is similar is C. leopardus, but this species has a longer head. 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.

Common Name:

Three-lined Corydoras


Corydoras episcopi, Corydoras dubius  




South America: Peru; in the tributaries of the Rio Ambyiacu. Ecuador; tributaries of the Rio Napo and the Rio Pastaza


5.5cm (2¼ins)


24-27°C (75-81°F)


6.0 -7.2.


ScotCat Factsheet no. 64. October 2001



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