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Masked corydoras   (Corydoras metae)
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Also called bandit catfish or cory, this species is native to the Meta River Basin in Columbia. They are a small (~1.5 inches), peaceful, bottom feeding fish and are popular with aquarists. The bandit cory, like other corydoras species has specialized fin rays that are rigid, sharp, and can be locked into position as a defense against predators.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Masked_corydoras

http://freshaquarium.about.com/cs/catfish1/p/banditcory.htm

 

Data & Facts

Scientific Classification
Kingdom - Animalia
Phylum - Chordata
Class - Actinopterygii
Order - Siluriformes
Family - Callichthyidae
Genus - Corydoras
Species - C. metae

 
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