Longnosed cory - Corydoras septentrionalis
Scientific name: Corydoras septentrionalis
Common name: Longnosed cory
Usual size in fish tanks: 5 - 6 cm (1.97 - 2.36 inch)
Recommended pH range for the species: 6 - 7.7
Recommended water hardness (dGH): 4 - 16°N (71.43 - 285.71ppm)
0°C 32°F30°C 86°F
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
All quality flakes, sinking pellets, and algae wafers should make up their staple diet. Blood worms and brine shrimp should be included as a treat.
South America, normally found in the Rio Guarapiche, Venezuela.
As with most Corydoras, the females will be slightly larger and stockier than the males.
As of yet there are no reported cases of this fish breeding in the aquarium.
The expected life span for Longnosed cory is 5 years.
Hiding places should be included in the set up, always leave swimming spaces at the front of the tank. Longnosed corys are ideal for a community tank as they are very peaceful but do not mix with aggressive tank mates. They should be kept in groups of at least 6 fish. This particular species do prefer the lower tank temperatures. Dwarf cichlids and tetras make ideal tank mates.
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