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Miguelito corydoras - Corydoras virginiae

Miguelito corydoras - Corydoras virginiae

Scientific name: Corydoras virginiae

Common name: Miguelito corydoras

Family: Callichthyidae

Usual size in fish tanks: 4 - 6 cm (1.57 - 2.36 inch)


Recommended pH range for the species: 6 - 7.3

Recommended water hardness (dGH): 2 - 21°N (35.71 - 375ppm)

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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

Use a quality flake for the staple diet as well as providing algae wafers or pellets. Miguelito corydoras will require treats of blood worms and similar live or frozen foods but give these sparingly. As they are most active in the evening, this is the best time to feed them.


South America; Miguelito corydoras are to be found in the waterways of Peru.


When viewed from above the females will be larger and stockier in their body shape than the males.


It is best to add a group of Corydoras virginiae to a tank with a shallow water level. Condition the fish with plenty of live or frozen foods and the occasional meal of flake food. To trigger spawning add cooler water on the changes but it may take them a couple of weeks before they decide to spawn. The eggs should hatch after 24-36 hours and the fry when free swimming can be fed on newly hatched brine shrimp.


The expected life span for Corydoras virginiae is 3-5 years.

Short description

Miguelito corydoras are one of the hardier species of Corydoras and can compete with larger tank mates for food. They should be kept in small groups of at least 6 specimens and provide plenty of hiding places for them by adding rocks or plants to the tank.Also known as Virginia’s Catfish.


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