Scientific name: Corydoras aurofrenatus
Common name: N/A
Usual size in fish tanks: 5 - 6 cm (1.97 - 2.36 inch)
Recommended pH range for the species: 6.4 - 7.5
Recommended water hardness (dGH): 3 - 19°N (53.57 - 339.29ppm)
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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 Corydoras aurofrenatus in the evenings when they are at their most active. Use a quality flake, sinking pellets and algae wafers for the staple diet and twice a week provide them with blood worms and brine shrimp.
South America; Corydoras aurofrenatus are found in the Paraguay River Basins.
When viewed from above, the females will be slightly larger and have a plumper body shape than the males.
This species of Corydoras has yet to breed in the aquarium but in the wild they are believed to be egg scatterers like the other Corydoras species.
The expected life span for Corydoras aurofrenatus is 3-5 years.
Always keep Corydoras aurofrenatus in small groups of at least 5 members. They must always be housed with peaceful tank mates and provide hiding places for them to feel at ease. Use fine gravel or sand as a substrate to protect their delicate barbels.
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