Concolor cory - Corydoras concolor
Scientific name: Corydoras concolor
Common name: Concolor cory
Usual size in fish tanks: 5 - 6 cm (1.97 - 2.36 inch)
Recommended pH range for the species: 6.2 - 7.4
Recommended water hardness (dGH): 3 - 14°N (53.57 - 250ppm)
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Recommended temperature: 21 - 26 °C (69.8 - 78.8°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
The staple diet of Concolor cory should be quality flake and algae wafers, or sinking pellets. Include in the diet weekly treats of blood worm or brine shrimp.
South America, Concolor cories are most widely reported to inhabit the Rio Parguaza in Venezuela.
The females are plumper and wider, the males have a taller dorsal fin.
Concolor cories prefer soft, acidic water in which to breed. The female will lay her eggs on a flat surface ready for incubation. These should hatch after 4-5 days and the fry can be fed on Infusoria or newly hatched brine shrimp.
The expected life span is 5 years.
If given the correct care, Corydoras concolor are a very hardy species of Corydoras. They prefer to have hiding places in the tank, this will help them settle in quicker, and they should be kept in groups of at least 6 fish. Open swimming spaces are also required to keep these fish happy.
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