Black peru corydoras - Corydoras semiaquilus
Scientific name: Corydoras semiaquilus
Common name: Black peru corydoras
Usual size in fish tanks: 5 - 6 cm (1.97 - 2.36 inch)
Recommended pH range for the species: 6.5 - 7
Recommended water hardness (dGH): 3 - 16°N (53.57 - 285.71ppm)
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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
Feed Black peru corydoras with quality flake sinking pellets and algae wafers; try to do this in the evening as this is when it is most active. Twice a week give it treats of blood worms and brine shrimp.
South America; Black peru corydoras are found in the waterways of Brazil.
When viewed from above, the females will be slightly larger and have a plumper body shape than the males.
This species of Corydoras has yet to breed in the aquarium but in the wild they are believed to be egg scatterers like the other Corydoras species.
The expected life span for Corydoras semiaquilus is 3-5 years.
Always keep Corydoras semiaquilus in small groups of at least 5 members. Provide hiding places in the tank and use fine gravel or sand as the substrate to protect their delicate barbels.
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