Corydoras habrosus
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Corydoras habrosus

Common Names: Dainty Cory
Salt and Pepper Catfish
Family: Callichthyidae
Category: Catfish_Bottom_Feeders
Distribution: America - South; Rio Salinas (tributary of the Rio Pao Viejo), El Baul, Codajes, Venezuela, South America. Also found in the Rio Casanare in Colombia.
Main Ecosystem: Stream; Stream
Temperament: Schooling; Peaceful. Best kept in schools of at least 5 or 6.
Diet: Ominvore; Ominvore
Care: Because of its small mouth, care must be taken with foods. Accepts flake food that is crushed or micro-sized pellets, frozen blood worms and frozen tubifex (chopped so they are not too long). Will also feed off of sinking shrimp pellets and bottom feeder wafers. Habrosus cannot compete with other, larger fish for food so care must be taken to ensure food is available for these fish. This cory is smaller than the general corydoras population and tankmates must be carefully chosen as they can beco
6.2 - 7.5
22°C - 26°C
72°F - 79°F
2 dH - 25 dH
Potential Size: Male: 3cm (1.2")
Female: 3.5cm (1.4")
Water Region: Bottom; Bottom
Activity: Diurnal; Diurnal
Gender: Males are generally 2cm and the females are slightly larger. Females are wider; males slimmer.
Breeding: Best achieved in with smaller groups. A diet of newly hatched brine shrimp and microworms will help condition them. Females will become plump with eggs. Spawning is in typical cory "T" position. Eggs are about 0.8 in diameter, light yellow in color and are usually deposited on the underside of leaves near the substrate. Fry are extremely tiny and therefore need to be fed foods such as infusoria, or prepared foods for egg layer fry in the first few days. Fry can then be fed microworms and baby brine shrimp.
Comments: A delightful schooling fish that is much more active than a typical cory. While spending much time on the bottom, this cory often explores surfaces within all levels, foraging for food even in the upper strata along leaves and decorations. Care must be taken with medications and chemicals as it can be more sensitive than other cories to these things.
Main Colours: White, Black
Markings: Striped And Spotted
Mouth: Downturned
Tail: Concave
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