Black fin cory - Corydoras leucomelas
Scientific name: Corydoras leucomelas
Common name: Black fin cory
Usual size in fish tanks: 4 - 5 cm (1.57 - 1.97 inch)
Recommended pH range for the species: 6.8 - 7.5
Recommended water hardness (dGH): 8 - 20°N (142.86 - 357.14ppm)
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Recommended temperature: 22 - 27 °C (71.6 - 80.6°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
Black fin corys are omnivorous and will accept all foods offered. Give them quality flakes or pellets and a weekly treat of blood worm or brine shrimp.
South America; Black fin cory is to be found in Colombia and Peru.
It is easiest to sex Corydoras leucomelas by viewing from above. The females will be rounder and broader.
Corydoras leucomelas will breed in groups or as a single pair. The female will normally deposit her eggs on the tank glass or on the underside of plants. This usually follows a period of doing daily water changes with cooler water. The eggs will hatch after 3-4 days and the fry, once free swimming, can be fed on Infusoria or rotifers.
Expected life span is 5+ years.
Always keep Black fin corys in groups, at least six specimens is best. They are a peaceful species so try to avoid aggressive tank mates. They do well with characins, cyprinids, and dwarf cichlids.
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