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Millenium corydoras - Corydoras spectabilis

Millenium corydoras - Corydoras spectabilis

Scientific name: Corydoras spectabilis

Common name: Millenium corydoras

Family: Callichthyidae

Usual size in fish tanks: 4 - 5 cm (1.57 - 1.97 inch)

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Recommended pH range for the species: 6.5 - 7.4

Recommended water hardness (dGH): 5 - 20°N (89.29 - 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

Will accept all foods, being bottom feeders ensure that they get their fair share of the food by adding sinking pellets and algae wafers. Millenium corydoras will relish treats of blood worm and brine shrimp.

Origin

South America; Millenium corydoras are to be found in the Amazonian Basins of Brazil and Peru.

Sexing

When viewed from above, the female will be slightly larger with a plumper body shape.

Breeding

This species of Corydoras has yet to be successfully bred in the aquarium. In the wild it is believed that they breed the same as all Corydoras species.

Lifespan

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

Short description

Because Corydoras spectabilis are classed as a social species, they must be kept in small groups of at least 5 fish. Add hiding places to the tank and keep with peaceful tank mates. Always use sand or fine gravel for the substrate to protect their barbels from getting damaged.

Pictures

Bought by aqua-fish.net from jjphoto.dk.Millenium corydoras, picture 1 Millenium corydoras, picture 2 Millenium corydoras, picture 3

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