Corydoras delphax
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Corydoras delphax

Common Names: False Blochi Catfish
Family: Callichthyidae
Category: Catfish_Bottom_Feeders
Distribution: America - South; Columbia, South America.
Main Ecosystem: River; River
Temperament: Peaceful; Peaceful. Will shoal with other Corydoras species, but greatly prefer their own kind. C. delphax is one of the Corydoras species most dependent on its own kind; specimens that are kept singly tend to be lethargic.
Diet: Ominvore; Ominvore
Care: Feed with sinking flakes. Corydoras delphax is quite hardy and does not have any special water requirements. Hiding places (like decorations and plant clumps) are needed, as this Corydoras will be stressed and shy without them. Open swimming space is equally important, since this fish is so active. They should be kept in a tank with either a sand or rounded gravel substrate, to prevent barbel erosion. High nitrate levels are another cause of barbel erosion, so nitrate should be kept low.
6 - 7.6
21°C - 26°C
70°F - 79°F
2 dH - 25 dH
Potential Size: Male: 6.5cm (2.6")
Female: 7cm (2.8")
Water Region: Bottom; Bottom
Activity: Diurnal; Diurnal
Gender: Mature females grow larger and are fatter.
Breeding: Soft water with a pH of 6.2 is required, breeding often occurs in winter after water changes.
Comments: An easy to keep, fairly common Corydoras species. These fish are a bit larger and more robust than other cories, and so require more tank space. They are capable of knocking plants loose which are not deeply buried in the substrate.
Main Colours: Brown, Black
Markings: Spots Small
Mouth: Downturned
Tail: Concave
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