Imitator cory - Corydoras imitator
Scientific name: Corydoras imitator
Common name: Imitator cory
Usual size in fish tanks: 5 - 6 cm (1.97 - 2.36 inch)
Recommended pH range for the species: 6.4 - 7.7
Recommended water hardness (dGH): 4 - 19°N (71.43 - 339.29ppm)
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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
Imitator corys will accept all foods offered. Corydoras imitator should be given an algae based flake along with algae wafers or sinking pellets. Give them treats of blood worms and brine shrimp twice a week, but make sure they get their fair share of the food that is bring added to the tank.
South America; Imitator corys are found in the Upper Rio Negro, Brazil.
When viewed from above, the female will be slightly larger with a plumper body shape.
This species of Corydoras has yet to be successfully bred in the aquarium. In the wild it is believed that they breed the same as all Corydoras species.
The expected life span for Imitator cory is 3-5 years.
Imitator corys need to be kept in small groups of at least 5 fish. They require a sandy or fine gravel substrate to protect their barbels and always keep them with peaceful tank mates.
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