Dainty cory - Corydoras habrosus
Scientific name: Corydoras habrosus
Common name: Dainty cory
Usual size in fish tanks: 2 - 3 cm (0.79 - 1.18 inch)
Recommended pH range for the species: 6.2 - 7.5
Recommended water hardness (dGH): 0 - 18°N (0 - 321.43ppm)
0°C 32°F30°C 86°F
Recommended temperature: 22 - 26 °C (71.6 - 78.8°F)
The way how these fish reproduce: Spawning
Where the species comes from: Central America
Temperament to its own species: peaceful
Temperament toward other fish species: peaceful
Usual place in the tank: Bottom levels
Food and feeding
Dainty corys will accept all foods; an occasional treat of bloodworms is readily accepted. Include in the diet algae wafers or sinking pellets and feed them early evening as they are most active at night.
Dainty corys originate from Colombia and Venezuela.
Males tend to be smaller than the females with a slimmer appearance.
As with most cories, dropping the water temperature should induce spawning. Dainty Corys will lay orange eggs on the underside of leaves just above the substrate. When the eggs hatch the fry will be very small, try to feed them on Infusoria initially and then as they grow move them onto newly hatched brine shrimp.
Potential life span is up to 5 years but there are cases of them living longer.
Like all Corydoras, Corydoras habrosus need to be kept in groups of at least 5 fish. These are a pygmy species and are sometimes known as the salt and pepper Cory.
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