Albertini corydoras - Corydoras pantanalensis
Scientific name: Corydoras pantanalensis
Common name: Albertini corydoras
Usual size in fish tanks: 7 - 9 cm (2.76 - 3.54 inch)
Recommended pH range for the species: 6.3 - 7.2
Recommended water hardness (dGH): 1 - 15°N (17.86 - 267.86ppm)
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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 or sinking pellets and supplement these with algae wafers. Albertini corydoras will relish treats of blood worms and brine shrimp twice a week. These fish are most active in the evenings so try to feed them at this time.
South America; Albertini corydoras are found in the waterways of Bolivia.
When viewed from above, the females will be slightly larger than the males and they have a stockier body shape. Mature males will also display a green tinge in their body colouration.
As of yet there are no reported cases of Corydoras pantanalensis breeding in the aquarium but they are egg scatterers in the wild.
The expected lifespan of Albertini corydoras is 3-5 years.
Use a sandy substrate to protect the delicate barbels on this fish. Corydoras pantanalensis will require hiding places adding to the tank in the form of wood or rock formations. They are a social fish so always keep them in small groups of at least 5 specimens.
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