Longsnout corydoras - Corydoras treitlii
Scientific name: Corydoras treitlii
Common name: Longsnout corydoras
Usual size in fish tanks: 5 - 6 cm (1.97 - 2.36 inch)
Recommended pH range for the species: 6.4 - 7.1
Recommended water hardness (dGH): 5 - 20°N (89.29 - 357.14ppm)
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Recommended temperature: 20 - 27 °C (68 - 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
Will accept all foods offered. Use a quality flake for the staple diet along with algae wafers or pellets. Longsnout corydoras will enjoy bi-weekly treats of blood worms and brine shrimp.
South America; Longsnout corydoras are to be found in the waterways of Brazil.
When viewed from above, the females will look slightly larger than the males and possess a plumper body shape.
As of yet, there are no reported cases of these Corydoras breeding in the aquarium. In the wild Corydoras treitlii are egg scatterers.
The expected life span for Corydoras treitlii is 3-5 years.
Longsnout corydoras need to be kept in groups of at least 5 fish, provide them with hiding places in the aquarium and use sand or fine gravel for the substrate to prevent their barbels from being damaged. This species is not very common in the aquarium trade but can be found at specialist suppliers.
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