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Pastaza corydoras - Corydoras pastazensis

Pastaza corydoras - Corydoras pastazensis

Scientific name: Corydoras pastazensis

Common name: Pastaza corydoras

Family: Callichthyidae

Usual size in fish tanks: 5 - 6 cm (1.97 - 2.36 inch)


Recommended pH range for the species: 6.2 - 7.2

Recommended water hardness (dGH): 3 - 16°N (53.57 - 285.71ppm)

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Recommended temperature: 21 - 27 °C (69.8 - 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

Not a fussy eater so use a quality flake or sinking pellets for the staple diet but supplement these with algae wafers. They will also relish treats of blood worms or brine shrimp twice a week. As they are most active in the evenings, try to feed them at these times.


South America; this species of Corydoras is only found in the Pastaza River Basins.


When viewed from above, the females will be slightly larger and have a stockier body shape.


As of yet there are no reported cases of Pastaza corydoras breeding in the aquarium. In the wild they are egg scatterers.


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

Short description

As Pastaza corydoras are a social fish they should be kept in small groups of at least 5 specimens. Always use a sandy substrate to protect their delicate barbels and never keep these fish with boisterous species or they will become shy and retiring.


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