Corydoras concolor
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Corydoras concolor

Common Names: Concolor Cory
Slate Cory
Family: Callichthyidae
Category: Catfish_Bottom_Feeders
Distribution: America - South; America - South
Main Ecosystem: River; Tributaries of the Rio Parguaza
Temperament: Peaceful; As with most cories, these are very peaceful and active fish.
Diet: Ominvore; They will eat just about anything that sinks to their level. Flake foods are a good staple, along with sinking pellets and algae wafers. Live and freeze-dried foods make good treats.
Care: These cories are hardy fish, if cared for properly. As they are shoaling fish, they should be kept in groups of at least six. They like to have access to a few hiding places, such as pieces of driftwood. These make the fish feel more secure. Plants are also important, and open swimming space is needed.
6.2 - 7.4
21°C - 26°C
70°F - 79°F
2 dH - 15 dH
Potential Size: Male: 5cm (2")
Female: 5.5cm (2.2")
Water Region: Bottom; They almost always can be found on the bottom.
Activity: Nocturnal; They are active during the day, though more so at night.
Gender: Females are larger and wider, especially when viewed from above. Also, males of this species have a taller dorsal fin.
Breeding: They spawn best in soft, acidic water. Breeding is similar to other cories, in that the slate cory assumes the "T" position to breed. The female then cups the eggs in her pelvic fins, and places them (and the male's sperm) onto a flat surface.
Comments: These cories are very good community fish. They help to keep the tank free of leftover food, and it is fun to watch them frolic on the bottom.
Main Colours: Grey, Green, Brown
Markings: No Markings
Mouth: Downturned
Tail: Concave
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