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Acre corydoras - Corydoras acrensis

Acre corydoras - Corydoras acrensis

Scientific name: Corydoras acrensis

Common name: Acre corydoras

Family: Callichthyidae

Usual size in fish tanks: 3 - 5 cm (1.18 - 1.97 inch)

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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.

Origin

South America; Acre corydoras are found in the waterways of Brazil.

Sexing

When viewed from above the females will be slightly larger with a stockier body shape.

Breeding

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.

Lifespan

The expected life span for Acre corydoras is 3-5 years.

Short description

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.

Picture

Bought by aqua-fish.net from jjphoto.dk.Acre corydoras picture

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