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Robust cory - Corydoras robustus

Robust cory - Corydoras robustus

Scientific name: Corydoras robustus

Common name: Robust cory

Family: Callichthyidae

Usual size in fish tanks: 7 - 9 cm (2.76 - 3.54 inch)

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Recommended pH range for the species: 6.6 - 7.2

Recommended water hardness (dGH): 4 - 17°N (71.43 - 303.57ppm)

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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

As Corydoras are more active in the evening, always plan to feed them a later meal. Robust corys will accept sinking pellets, algae wafers and quality flake. Twice a week give them treats of blood worm and brine shrimp.

Origin

South America; Robust corys are to be found in the waterways of Brazil.

Sexing

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

Breeding

This species of Corydoras has yet to be reported as breeding in the aquarium. It is believed that in the wild, Corydoras robustus are egg scatterers like other Corydoras species.

Lifespan

The expected life span for Robust cory is 3-5 years.

Short description

Always keep Corydoras in small groups of at least 5 fish. They prefer tanks with hiding places and plenty of plants. Never keep them with aggressive tank mates. Use a fine gravel or sand for the tank substrate to protect their delicate barbels.

Pictures

Bought by aqua-fish.net from jjphoto.dk.Robust cory picture 1 Robust cory picture 2 Robust cory picture 3 Robust cory picture 4

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