Leopard cory - Corydoras leopardus
Scientific name: Corydoras leopardus
Common name: Leopard cory
Usual size in fish tanks: 5 - 6 cm (1.97 - 2.36 inch)
Recommended pH range for the species: 6 - 7.5
Recommended water hardness (dGH): 4 - 20°N (71.43 - 357.14ppm)
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Recommended temperature: 22 - 25 °C (71.6 - 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
Leopard cory will accept all foods offered, vegetable matter should be included in the diet along with sinking algae pellets and an occasional treat of blood worm.
Originates from the Upper Amazon, namely Peru and Ecuador.
Males tend to be smaller; the females will not only be larger but will have a plumper appearance.
Clean, soft water must be provided but the pH is not too much of a key issue. A drop in the temperature may induce spawning. The eggs will be very prone to fungus, try to remove them to a clean breeding tank to prevent this. They will hatch after 4-5 days and the fry should be reared on newly hatched brine shrimp.
Expected life span for Leopard cory is 5-7 years.
Corydoras leopardus are best kept in groups of 6 or more. Provide them with a substrate of smooth sand or fine gravel to protect their barbels.
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