Millenium corydoras - Corydoras spectabilis
Scientific name: Corydoras spectabilis
Common name: Millenium corydoras
Usual size in fish tanks: 4 - 5 cm (1.57 - 1.97 inch)
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.
South America; Millenium corydoras are to be found in the Amazonian Basins of Brazil and Peru.
When viewed from above, the female will be slightly larger with a plumper body shape.
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.
The expected life span for Corydoras spectabilis is 3-5 years.
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.
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