Robust cory - Corydoras robustus
Scientific name: Corydoras robustus
Common name: Robust cory
Usual size in fish tanks: 7 - 9 cm (2.76 - 3.54 inch)
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.
South America; Robust corys are to be found in the waterways of Brazil.
When viewed from above, the females will have a stockier body shape and be slightly larger.
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.
The expected life span for Robust cory is 3-5 years.
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.
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