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False bandit cory - Corydoras melini

False bandit cory - Corydoras melini

Scientific name: Corydoras melini

Common name: False bandit cory

Family: Callichthyidae

Usual size in fish tanks: 5 - 6 cm (1.97 - 2.36 inch)

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Recommended pH range for the species: 6.5 - 7.5

Recommended water hardness (dGH): 4 - 18°N (71.43 - 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

False bandit corys need plenty of vegetable matter in their diet, sinking algae wafers or pellets are ideal to ensure they get their fair supply of food. They will also relish a treat of bloodworms, insect larvae and small crustaceans.

Origin

False bandit corys are to be found in South America, namely Brazil and Colombia.

Sexing

Upon reaching maturity the females will be larger and plumper than the males, there are no other significant differences.

Breeding

Corydoras melini will lay its sticky eggs on plants or the tank glass, the female will only produce 2-4 eggs at a time to be fertilized. This process will be repeated until approx. 100 eggs have been laid.

Lifespan

If given the correct conditions, Corydoras melini should live between 3-5 years.

Short description

This species is believed to be on of the first Corydoras species to inhabit the rivers. It is thought to be the predecessor to many other species through cross breeding in ts natural habitat.

Pictures

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False bandit cory, picture 1 False bandit cory, picture 2 False bandit cory, picture 3

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