Blue cory - Corydoras nattereri
Scientific name: Corydoras nattereri
Common name: Blue cory
Usual size in fish tanks: 6 - 7 cm (2.36 - 2.76 inch)
Recommended pH range for the species: 6.5 - 7.8
Recommended water hardness (dGH): 4 - 15°N (71.43 - 267.86ppm)
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Recommended temperature: 20 - 24 °C (68 - 75.2°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
Very easy fish to feed, Blue corys will accept all foods, quality flakes and sinking pellets are ideal, treat once a week with blood worm or brine shrimp.
South America; Blue corys are to be found in the rivers and waterways of Brazil.
Adult females will be slightly larger and stockier than the males. This is best viewed from above.
Condition the adult pair on live foods for a week and start doing cooler water changes to induce spawning. The female will carry eggs in her pelvic fin to a suitable spot for depositing and this will be repeated until around 100 eggs have been laid. In 3-4 days the eggs will hatch and when the fry are free swimming they can be fed on newly hatched brine shrimp.
The expected life span for Corydoras nattereri is 3-5 years.
This species of Corydoras prefer cooler water temperatures (22°C), and plants should be added to the tank. It is best to keep Corydoras nattereri in small groups of 5-6 fish.
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