Ehrhardt’s cory - Corydoras ehrhardti
Scientific name: Corydoras ehrhardti
Common name: Ehrhardt’s cory
Usual size in fish tanks: 3 - 4 cm (1.18 - 1.57 inch)
Recommended pH range for the species: 6.4 - 7.3
Recommended water hardness (dGH): 4 - 20°N (71.43 - 357.14ppm)
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Recommended temperature: 23 - 27 °C (73.4 - 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
As Ehrhardt’s cories are bottom dwellers, always ensure that they receive their share of the food. Use a quality flake or pellets and algae wafers for the staple diet and give them treats twice a week of blood worms, brine shrimp and white worms.
South America; Ehrhardt’s cories are to be found in the waterways of Brazil.
When viewed from above, the females will be slightly larger and have a plumper body shape.
As of yet, this species of Corydoras has not been bred in the aquarium. In the wild they would scatter their eggs around the plant life and substrate.
The expected life span for Corydoras ehrhardti is 3-5 years.
Always use a fine gravel or sand as a substrate to protect their barbels. Ehrhardt’s cories prefer a tank with plenty of hiding places and should only be kept with other peaceful species. Corydoras need to be kept in small groups of at least 5 fish.
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