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corydoras

any of numerous small South American catfishes of the genus Corydoras, family Callichthyidae, commonly kept as attractive scavengers in tropical aquariums. The species, identified by two rows of overlapping armour plates on each side, are hardy, unaggressive fishes commonly about 7.5 cm (3 inches) or less in length

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