Pink corydoras - Corydoras axelrodi
Scientific name: Corydoras axelrodi
Common name: Pink corydoras
Usual size in fish tanks: 4 - 5 cm (1.57 - 1.97 inch)
Recommended pH range for the species: 6.1 - 7.5
Recommended water hardness (dGH): 7 - 20°N (125 - 357.14ppm)
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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
The Pink Corydoras will accept all foods offered, use quality flake or catfish pellets supplemented with algae wafers. They love treats of blood worms and brine shrimp, but these should only be given twice weekly.
South America; Pink corydoras are found in the Rio Meta, Colombia.
When viewed from above, the females will have a stockier body shape and be slightly larger.
Add fine leaved plants to the breeding tank and start performing regular water changes with slightly, cooler water. This should trigger the spawning. When the eggs are laid, they will be scattered about the tank and at this stage it is best to remove the parents. After a week they should hatch and a couple of days later, the fry should be free swimming. Feed them with Infusoria or micro worms initially and a few days later they should accept newly hatched brine shrimp.
The expected life span for Corydoras axelrodi is 5-6 years.
As with all Corydoras, Pink corydoras should be kept in small groups to make them feel at ease. They are very peaceful and make great tank mates in a community set up.
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