Acre corydoras - Corydoras acrensis
Scientific name: Corydoras acrensis
Common name: Acre corydoras
Usual size in fish tanks: 3 - 5 cm (1.18 - 1.97 inch)
Recommended pH range for the species: 6.4 - 7.4
Recommended water hardness (dGH): 2 - 21°N (35.71 - 375ppm)
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Recommended temperature: 21 - 25 °C (69.8 - 77°F)
The way how these fish reproduce: Spawning
Where the species comes from: South America
Temperament to its own species: peaceful
Temperament toward other fish species: peaceful
Usual place in the tank: Bottom levels
Food and feeding
Use a quality flake and algae wafers for the staple diet but supplement this with treats of blood worms and brine shrimp twice a week. Acre corydoras are most active in the evenings so try to feed them at this time.
South America; Acre corydoras are found in the waterways of Brazil.
When viewed from above the females will be slightly larger with a stockier body shape.
There are no reported cases of this species of Corydoras breeding in the aquarium but in the wild they are egg scatterers like the other species of Corydoras.
The expected life span for Acre corydoras is 3-5 years.
Corydoras acrensis are a social species; always keep them in small groups of at least 6 specimens. They should never be kept with aggressive or boisterous species. Use a sand or fine gravel for the substrate, this will protect their delicate barbels and add wood or rocks to create hiding places.
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