Corydoras guapore
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Corydoras guapore

Common Names: Guapore Cory
Family: Callichthyidae
Category: Catfish_Bottom_Feeders
Distribution: America - South; America - South
Main Ecosystem: River; The Rio Guapore
Temperament: Peaceful; Very peaceful fish that will not harm tankmates.
Diet: Ominvore; They will eat almost anything offered that is small enough for them, though vegetables are usually ignored. Algae-based foods are accepted, as are meatier ones. Aquarium flakes or pellets make good staple foods for this fish species. Small live foods will never be refused.
Care: These fish are hardy, just like most other Corydoras catfish. Though they can tolerate poor water conditions, they do appreciate clean water with some current. It is important that Nitrates not remain too high, as these can stress the fish and also cause their barbels to wear down. Planted tanks are ideal for these catfish since the plants will help to keep the water clean, and will provide cover for the sometimes-shy cories. There should still be some open space for these active fish, to provid
6.2 - 7.6
22°C - 27°C
72°F - 81°F
2 dH - 17 dH
Potential Size: Male: 4.5cm (1.8")
Female: 5cm (2")
Water Region: Middle, Bottom; Though they are bottom feeders, these active fish will often explore above the substrate in the manner of the dwarf Corydoras species..
Activity: Diurnal; Mainly active during daylight hours.
Gender: Mature females are plumper than males, and usually grow a bit longer as well.
Breeding: Has rarely been bred in the aquarium, and reports are unavailable. It is believed that they breed in the same manner as most other Corydoras species- water changes with cooler water induces spawning; the eggs are usually laid on the glass or on plants, and hatch a few days later. The eggs of this species are quite small and could easily be missed. If spawning behavior is suspected, watch for the fish forming the T position, and take notes so that other aquarists can be aided in breeding this fish.
Comments: Corydoras guapore is one of the only cory species that is actually attractive. It is also quite distinctive-looking, as its oddly-shaped head and "blushing" cheeks set it apart from other species. Its looks, as well as its small size and peaceful nature account for the popularity of this catfish. The demand for this fish added to its relative rarity in the aquarium trade means that the guapore cory fetches fairly high prices for a Corydoras. C. guapore is one of the most active Corydoras species
Main Colours: Brown, Red, Black
Markings: Spots Small
Mouth: Downturned
Tail: Concave
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