Scientific name: Corydoras narcissus
Common name: N/A
Usual size in fish tanks: 6 - 7 cm (2.36 - 2.76 inch)
Recommended pH range for the species: 6.7 - 7.2
Recommended water hardness (dGH): 3 - 19°N (53.57 - 339.29ppm)
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Recommended temperature: 22 - 28 °C (71.6 - 82.4°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
Supply Corydoras narcissus with quality flake and algae wafers as the staple diet. They will also require live or frozen foods in the form of blood worms and brine shrimp. Mature specimens will also relish treats of chopped mussels. Because Corydoras narcissus are most active in the evening, try to feed them at this time.
South America; Corydoras narcissus are to be found in the waterways of Brazil.
When viewed from above the females will be larger and have a stockier body shape. The males with have pointed fin tips.
This species of Corydoras has yet to be bred in the aquarium, in the wild they are egg scatterers.
The expected life span for Corydoras narcissus is 3-5 years.
As Corydoras narcissus are classed as a social fish, they must be kept in small groups of at least 5 members. Provide hiding places for them in the form of rocks or wood and only keep them with peaceful tank mates. To prevent damage to their barbels, only use fine gravel or sand for the substrate.
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