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Schwartz’s cory - Corydoras schwartzi

Schwartz’s cory - Corydoras schwartzi

Scientific name: Corydoras schwartzi

Common name: Schwartz’s cory

Family: Callichthyidae

Usual size in fish tanks: 3 - 4 cm (1.18 - 1.57 inch)

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Recommended pH range for the species: 6 - 8

Recommended water hardness (dGH): 4 - 19°N (71.43 - 339.29ppm)

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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

Like most cories, Schwartz’ cory will accept all foods offered. Quality flake and sinking pellets, along with shrimp pellets should be given, once a week a treat of blood worm will be welcomed.

Origin

South America; Schwartz’ cory is to be found in the larger tributaries and rivers throughout.

Sexing

Females will be larger and stockier than the males; the males will also have slightly larger pectoral fins.

Breeding

To get Corydoras schwartzi to breed, as with most cories, cooler water changes will induce spawning. The female will carry a few eggs between her pelvic fins to a safe spot for depositing; this process will be repeated until she has laid roughly 100 eggs. In 3-4 days the eggs will hatch and when the fry are free swimming they can be fed on newly hatched brine shrimp.

Lifespan

The expected life span for Corydoras schwartzi is 5 years.

Short description

Schwartz’ corys are a peaceful species that must be kept in small groups of at least 5 fish.

Pictures

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

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