Smudge spot cory - Corydoras similis
Scientific name: Corydoras similis
Common name: Smudge spot 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 - 20°N (71.43 - 357.14ppm)
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Recommended temperature: 20 - 26 °C (68 - 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
Smudge spot corys will accept all foods, quality flake, sinking pellets and algae wafers are needed for the staple diet. Blood worms and brine shrimp should be offered at least once a week for a treat.
South America; Smudge spot corys are found in the tributaries of the Rio Madeira.
When viewed from above the female will look more rounded and larger than the male.
A ratio of 2 males to 1 female seems to work well with this species. Corydoras similis should be conditioned with live foods for a week and then placed in the breeding tank. The female will carry the eggs to a suitable spot for depositing them; sometimes this will be the tank glass, after 3-4 days the eggs should hatch. The fry can be fed on Infusoria when free swimming.
The expected life span of Smudge spot cory is 3-5 years.
Keeping Corydoras similis with tetras or dwarf cichlids is ideal. They must be kept in groups of at least 6 fish.
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