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Nijssen’s cory - Corydoras nijsseni

Nijssen’s cory - Corydoras nijsseni

Scientific name: Corydoras nijsseni

Common name: Nijssen’s cory

Family: Callichthyidae

Usual size in fish tanks: 3 - 4 cm (1.18 - 1.57 inch)

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Recommended pH range for the species: 6.5 - 7.5

Recommended water hardness (dGH): 4 - 15°N (71.43 - 267.86ppm)

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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

Will accept all foods but try to use fast sinking pellets or flake for them to guarantee they get their fair share. Nijssen’s corys will also relish treats of blood worms, brine shrimp and white worms.

Origin

South America; Nijssen’s corys are found in the tributaries of the Rio Negro.

Sexing

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

Breeding

Foe breeding purposes it is best to keep one female with two males. Regular water changes with cooler water should trigger the spawning and the eggs will be dispersed around the tank. After 3-4 days, the eggs should hatch and a couple of days later the fry will be free swimming. At this stage they can be fed on newly hatched brine shrimp or micro worms.

Lifespan

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

Short description

Keep Corydoras nijsseni in small groups of at least 5 fish. They must only be kept with peaceful tank mates and add hiding places for them.

Pictures

Bought by aqua-fish.net from jjphoto.dk.Nijssen’s cory Nijssen’s cory, picture 2

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