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Corydoras similis

Common Names: Corydoras sp. "Violet"
Smudge Spot Cory
Synonyms:
Family: Callichthyidae
Category: Catfish_Bottom_Feeders
Distribution: America - South; South America.
Main Ecosystem: River; River
Temperament: Schooling; Peaceful, schooling.
Diet: Ominvore; Ominvore
Care: Feed with sinking flakes, pellets or freeze dried food. Not hard to keep. A small, smooth substrate is required with a few caves for hiding.
pH:
6.5 - 7.5
Temperature:
20°C - 26°C
68°F - 79°F
Hardness:
2 dH - 25 dH
Potential Size: Male: 5.5cm (2.2")
Female: 6cm (2.4")
Water Region: Bottom; Bottom
Activity: Diurnal; Diurnal
Gender: Mature females are larger than males.
Breeding: Not easy. A ratio of two females to each male helps. The simultaneous addition of freshwater and reduction in temperature can often instigate breeding. Corydoras usually breed in the early morning or evening. The eggs are held in the pelvic fins of the female until she can find a spot to place the eggs.<br>To initiate breeding, remove around 70-80% of the water. Slowly add fresh water back into the tank over the next few hours, but at a reduced temperature of about 21C. A watering can is excell
Variants:
Comments: Easy to keep but rare in Australia and hence expensive.
Main Colours: Brown, Black, Blue
Markings: Spots Small
Mouth: Downturned
Tail: Concave
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Image Credit: sirbooks
Submitted By: Adam
Contributors: sirbooks
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