Iridescent corydoras - Corydoras rabauti
Scientific name: Corydoras rabauti
Common name: Iridescent corydoras
Usual size in fish tanks: 5 - 6 cm (1.97 - 2.36 inch)
Recommended pH range for the species: 6 - 8
Recommended water hardness (dGH): 4 - 20°N (71.43 - 357.14ppm)
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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
Iridescent corydoras will accept quality flake and pellets; also include in their diet some algae wafers. Once a week treat them to blood worm or brine shrimp.
South America; Iridescent corydoras are found in the rivers and tributaries of Brazil.
When viewed from above the female is noticeably wider.
The breeding procedure for this species of fish is the same as all Corydoras. With cooler water changes, spawning should take place, and about 100 eggs will be laid. The eggs should hatch after 3-4 days, when the fry are free swimming they can be fed on newly hatched brine shrimp.
The expected life span is 3-5 years.
As Corydoras rabauti are mostly wild caught, there price tends to be higher than other species of Corydoras. They make a great addition to any community tank. Adding hiding places will help them to settle into the tank quicker.
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