San juan cory - Corydoras bilineatus
Scientific name: Corydoras bilineatus
Common name: San juan cory
Usual size in fish tanks: 4 - 5 cm (1.57 - 1.97 inch)
Recommended pH range for the species: 6.5 - 7.5
Recommended water hardness (dGH): 4 - 18°N (71.43 - 321.43ppm)
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Recommended temperature: 22 - 26 °C (71.6 - 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
San juan cories will accept all foods, quality flake, sinking pellets, and algae wafers. They have a definite liking to shrimp pellets and will accept meaty foods as well, even chopped earthworms.
South America; San juan cories originate from the Madeira River basin in Bolivia.
Females are bigger and stockier; males tend to be a lot slimmer in their profile.
San juan cories are very hard to breed. There are reported cases however so there is some limited information. The breeding pair must be conditioned on high protein foods for at least 2 weeks. Doing a cooler water change should then induce them to spawn. The eggs should hatch after 3-4 days and when the fry are free swimming, very small foods should be offered as they are tiny. Either feed them on a commercial fry food or Infusoria.
Expected life span for San juan cory is 3-8 years.
This Cory prefers a planted tank containing plants and driftwood; Corydoras bilineatus should be kept in groups of at least 5 fish.
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