Schwartz’s cory - Corydoras schwartzi
Scientific name: Corydoras schwartzi
Common name: Schwartz’s cory
Usual size in fish tanks: 3 - 4 cm (1.18 - 1.57 inch)
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.
South America; Schwartz’ cory is to be found in the larger tributaries and rivers throughout.
Females will be larger and stockier than the males; the males will also have slightly larger pectoral fins.
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.
The expected life span for Corydoras schwartzi is 5 years.
Schwartz’ corys are a peaceful species that must be kept in small groups of at least 5 fish.
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