Reticulated corydoras - Corydoras reticulatus
Scientific name: Corydoras reticulatus
Common name: Reticulated corydoras
Usual size in fish tanks: 5 - 7 cm (1.97 - 2.76 inch)
Recommended pH range for the species: 6.1 - 7.1
Recommended water hardness (dGH): 1 - 15°N (17.86 - 267.86ppm)
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Recommended temperature: 21 - 26 °C (69.8 - 78.8°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
Reticulated corydoras are most active in the evenings so try to feed them at this time of the day. Use a quality flake or sinking pellets for the staple diet and supplement these with algae wafers. They will relish treats twice a week of blood worms or brine shrimp.
South America; Reticulated corydoras are found in the lower Amazonian River Basins of Brazil.
When viewed from above, the females will be slightly larger and have a stockier body shape.
This species of Corydoras has yet to be reported as breeding in the aquarium but in the wild they are egg scatterers like the other Corydoras species.
The expected life span for Corydoras reticulatus is 3-5 years.
Corydoras are a social fish and as such should be kept in small groups of at least 5 specimens. Use a sandy substrate to protect their delicate barbels and never keep these with boisterous or aggressive fish as they cannot compete for food and they will become shy and retiring. This species of Corydoras is sometimes referred to as the “network Cory” and is an ideal species for a beginner to keep.
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