Scientific name: Corydoras armatus
Common name: N/A
Usual size in fish tanks: 4 - 5 cm (1.57 - 1.97 inch)
Recommended pH range for the species: 6.3 - 7.2
Recommended water hardness (dGH): 3 - 18°N (53.57 - 321.43ppm)
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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 this Corydoras with quality flake or pellets, and algae wafers. Corydoras armatus will appreciate a treat of blood worms and brine shrimp twice a week. As these fish are most active in the evening, try to feed them at this time as their tank mates may reach the food quicker in daylight hours.
South America: Corydoras armatus are to be found in the waterways of the Upper Amazon.
When viewed form above, the female will be slightly larger and have a rounder body shape than the males.
As of yet there are no cases of this species breeding in the aquarium but in the wild they use the same spawning methods as the other species of Corydoras.
The expected life span for Corydoras armatus is 3-5 years.
As with all Corydoras, these fish need to be kept in small groups. Provide hiding places in the tank and always keep with peaceful tank mates. Use sand or fine, rounded gravel for the substrate to protect their delicate barbels.
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