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Spotted cory - Corydoras brevirostris

Spotted cory - Corydoras brevirostris

Scientific name: Corydoras brevirostris

Common name: Spotted cory

Family: Callichthyidae

Usual size in fish tanks: 5 - 6 cm (1.97 - 2.36 inch)

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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.

Origin

South America; Spotted corys are found in the waterways of the Rio Orinoco

Sexing

When viewed from above the females will be slightly larger with a stockier body shape.

Breeding

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.

Lifespan

The expected life span for Spotted cory is 3-5 years.

Short description

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.

Pictures

Bought by aqua-fish.net from jjphoto.dk.Spotted cory, picture 1 Spotted cory, picture 2

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