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Mosaic corydoras - Corydoras haraldschultzi

Mosaic corydoras - Corydoras haraldschultzi

Scientific name: Corydoras haraldschultzi

Common name: Mosaic corydoras

Family: Callichthyidae

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.

Short description

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.


Bought by from corydoras picture 1 Mosaic corydoras picture 2

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