Bannertail corydoras - Corydoras robinae
Scientific name: Corydoras robinae
Common name: Bannertail corydoras
Usual size in fish tanks: 4 - 5 cm (1.57 - 1.97 inch)
Recommended pH range for the species: 6.3 - 7.7
Recommended water hardness (dGH): 5 - 18°N (89.29 - 321.43ppm)
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Recommended temperature: 22 - 25 °C (71.6 - 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
Bannertail corydoras will accept all foods offered. Use a quality flake or sinking pellets and provide treats twice a week of blood worms or brine shrimp.
South America; Bannertail corydoras are to be found in the waterways of Brazil and Peru.
When viewed from above, the females will be slightly larger and have a plumper body shape.
This species of Corydoras is extremely difficult to breed and most specimens in the stores are wild caught. In the wild they are believed to breed the same as other Corydoras species.
The expected life span for Corydoras robinae is 3-5 years.
Due to the scarcity of this species of Corydoras, they do sell for higher prices than other species. Corydoras robinae prefer a planted tank with hiding places and peaceful tank mates. Always keep these fish in groups of at least 5 members. Provide them with fine gravel or sand as a substrate to protect their barbels.
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