Cope’s corydoras - Corydoras copei
Scientific name: Corydoras copei
Common name: Cope’s corydoras
Usual size in fish tanks: 3 - 5 cm (1.18 - 1.97 inch)
Recommended pH range for the species: 6.4 - 7.3
Recommended water hardness (dGH): 3 - 19°N (53.57 - 339.29ppm)
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Recommended temperature: 22 - 26 °C (71.6 - 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
As Cope’s corydoras are mostly active at night time, it is best to feed these fish in the evenings. Use sinking foods for the staple diet, catfish pellets, algae wafers and quality flake are ideal. They will also need treats twice a week of blood worms and brine shrimp.
South America; Cope’s corydoras are found in the river basins of Peru.
Females will be slightly larger than the males; they will also have a stockier body shape when viewed from above.
There are no reported cases of this species of Corydoras breeding in the aquarium; it is believed that in the wild they are egg scatterers.
The expected life span for Cope’s corydoras is 3-5 years.
Always use fine gravel or sand as a substrate in the tank to protect their delicate barbels. Corydoras copei prefer a planted tank with plenty of hiding places. Cope’s corydoras are best kept in small groups of at least 5 fish and always keep these with peaceful tank mates.
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