Bond’s catfish - Corydoras bondi
Scientific name: Corydoras bondi
Common name: Bond’s catfish
Usual size in fish tanks: 4 - 6 cm (1.57 - 2.36 inch)
Recommended pH range for the species: 6.5 - 7.2
Recommended water hardness (dGH): 8 - 14°N (142.86 - 250ppm)
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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
Quality flakes should provide the staple diet for this fish. The addition of algae wafers and blood worm will keep these in top condition.
South America; Bond’s catfish is to be found in Venezuela and Guyana
When viewed from above, the female will have a larger belly and more rounded body shape. The males tend to be smaller than females.
There have been no reported cases as of yet, of this fish breeding in the aquarium. In the wild it is believed that Bond’s catfish breed the same as other Corydoras species.
The expected life span for Bond’s catfish is 3-5 years.
Corydoras bondi are a social fish and need to be kept in small groups of at least 5 fish. They prefer a planted tank and hiding places, most of their activity will be at night-time. Never use a sharp substrate as this can damage their barbels.
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