Tailspot corydoras - Corydoras caudimaculatus
Scientific name: Corydoras caudimaculatus
Common name: Tailspot corydoras
Usual size in fish tanks: 4 - 5 cm (1.57 - 1.97 inch)
Recommended pH range for the species: 6.3 - 7.3
Recommended water hardness (dGH): 4 - 17°N (71.43 - 303.57ppm)
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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
As Tailspot corydoras are more active in the evening it is best to feed them at this time of day. Supply them with quality flake or sinking pellets and algae wafers. Corydoras caudimaculatus will also appreciate treats of blood worms and brine shrimp twice a week.
South America; Tailspot corydoras are found in the waterways of Brazil.
When viewed from above the female will be slightly larger than the male and have a plumper body shape.
As of yet, this species of Corydoras has not been bred in the aquarium, it is believed to spawn in the wild as all of the other Corydoras.
The expected life span for Tailspot corydoras is 3-5 years.
Always keep Corydoras caudimaculatus in small groups of at least 5 members. Provide hiding places in the tank and use fine gravel or sand as the substrate to protect their delicate barbels.
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