Mosaic corydoras - Corydoras haraldschultzi
Scientific name: Corydoras haraldschultzi
Common name: Mosaic corydoras
Usual size in fish tanks: 5 - 7 cm (1.97 - 2.76 inch)
Recommended pH range for the species: 6.2 - 7.7
Recommended water hardness (dGH): 2 - 21°N (35.71 - 375ppm)
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Recommended temperature: 24 - 27 °C (75.2 - 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 or sinking pellets and supplement these with algae wafers. Mosaic corydoras will relish treats of blood worms and brine shrimp twice a week. These fish are most active in the evenings so try to feed them at this time.
South America; Mosaic corydoras are found in the waterways of Brazil and Bolivia.
When viewed from above the females are slightly larger than the males with a stockier body shape.
As of yet there are no reported cases of this species of Corydoras breeding in the aquarium. In the wild they are egg scatterers and breed as other species of Corydoras.
The expected life span of Corydoras haraldschultzi is 3-5 years.
Always use a sandy substrate with Corydoras to protect their delicate barbels. Mosaic corydoras are a social fish and need to be kept in small groups of at least 6 specimens. This species of Corydoras is often confused with Corydoras Sterbai as they both have orange fins but the Sterbai have a different pattern of spots on their head.
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