Twosaddle corydoras - Corydoras weitzmani
Scientific name: Corydoras weitzmani
Common name: Twosaddle corydoras
Usual size in fish tanks: 5 - 6 cm (1.97 - 2.36 inch)
Recommended pH range for the species: 5.9 - 7.7
Recommended water hardness (dGH): 5 - 18°N (89.29 - 321.43ppm)
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Recommended temperature: 22 - 26 °C (71.6 - 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
Twosaddle corydoras will accept all foods offered but to ensure they get their share use sinking varieties of pellets or wafers. These should be algal based but also give them treats of blood worms and brine shrimp.
South America; Twosaddle corydoras are to be found in the waterways of Peru.
When viewed from above, the females will have a plumper body shape than the males.
This is quite an easy species to breed; regular water changes with soft water will trigger the spawning. Corydoras weitzmani will scatter the eggs around the tank, so include some plants for the eggs to adhere to. When the eggs have hatched and the fry are free swimming, they can be fed on newly hatched brine shrimp.
The expected life span for Twosaddle corydoras is 3-5 years.
Corydoras weitzmani are classed as a social fish so should be kept in small groups. They are extremely peaceful and make a great addition to any community tank. Always provide hiding places for them.
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