Saddle corydoras - Corydoras ephippifer
Scientific name: Corydoras ephippifer
Common name: Saddle corydoras
Usual size in fish tanks: 5 - 6 cm (1.97 - 2.36 inch)
Recommended pH range for the species: 6.4 - 7.2
Recommended water hardness (dGH): 3 - 21°N (53.57 - 375ppm)
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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
Use a quality flake, sinking pellets or algae wafers for the staple diet. Twice a week supply the fish with treats of blood worms or brine shrimp. Always try to feed Corydoras in the evening as this is when they are most active.
South America; Saddle corydoras are found in the waterways of Brazil.
When viewed from above, the females will be slightly larger than the males and have a plumper body shape.
There are no reported cases of this species of Corydoras breeding in the aquarium, in the wild they are believed to use the same spawning habits as other Corydoras.
The expected life span for Saddle corydoras is 3-5 years.
Always keep Corydoras ephippifer in groups of at least 6 members. They should always be kept with other peaceful species and provide hiding places in the tank by means of rocks or wood.
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