Spotted cory - Corydoras brevirostris
Scientific name: Corydoras brevirostris
Common name: Spotted cory
Usual size in fish tanks: 5 - 6 cm (1.97 - 2.36 inch)
Recommended pH range for the species: 4.1 - 8.9
Recommended water hardness (dGH): 3 - 17°N (53.57 - 303.57ppm)
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Recommended temperature: 21 - 25 °C (69.8 - 77°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 or sinking wafers for the staple diet. Include algae wafers and vegetable matter in the form of zucchini, shelled peas and cucumber to give these fish all of their dietary requirements. As they are more active in the evenings try to feed them at this time.
South America; Spotted corys are found in the waterways of the Rio Orinoco
When viewed from above the females will be slightly larger with a stockier body shape.
There are no reported cases of this species of Corydoras in the aquarium. In the wild they breed as the other species by scattering their eggs.
The expected life span for Spotted cory is 3-5 years.
Always use sand or fine gravel as the substrate to protect the delicate barbels. Corydoras brevirostris are best kept in small groups of at least 5 specimens and always keep with peaceful tank mates. Add rocks or bogwood to the tank to provide hiding places if required.
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