Fowler’s cory - Corydoras fowleri
Scientific name: Corydoras fowleri
Common name: Fowler’s cory
Usual size in fish tanks: 5 - 6 cm (1.97 - 2.36 inch)
Recommended pH range for the species: 6.4 - 7.2
Recommended water hardness (dGH): 5 - 19°N (89.29 - 339.29ppm)
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Recommended temperature: 21 - 25 °C (69.8 - 77°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
Fowler’s cory sshould accept all foods offered. Use a quality flake or small pellets for the staple diet with the addition of algae wafer, blood worms and brine shrimp. Try to feed in the evening as this is when they are most active.
South America; Fowler’s corys are found in the Amazonian basins of Peru.
When viewed from above, the female will have a much stockier body shape than the male
As of yet there are no reported cases of this species of Corydoras breeding in the aquarium. They are believed to use the same methods as the other Corydoras in the wild.
The expected life span for Corydoras fowleri is 3-5 years.
Always use fine gravel or sand for the tank substrate, this will prevent damage to the barbels of the fish. Fowler’s corys need to be kept in small groups of at least 6 fish and provide hiding places for them in the tank.
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