Corydoras metae
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Corydoras metae

Common Names: Bandit Catfish
Bandit Corydoras
Masked Corydoras
Family: Callichthyidae
Category: Catfish_Bottom_Feeders
Distribution: America - South; Colombia, South America
Main Ecosystem: River; River
Temperament: Schooling; Like all cories, these are peaceful shoaling fish. They do not bother tankmates at all.
Diet: Ominvore; Ominvore
Care: Feed with sinking flakes. Not hard to keep. A small, smooth substrate is required with a few caves for hiding.
6.5 - 7.8
23°C - 28°C
73°F - 82°F
2 dH - 25 dH
Potential Size: Male: 4.5cm (1.8")
Female: 5cm (2")
Water Region: Bottom; Bottom
Activity: Diurnal; Diurnal
Gender: Mature females are larger and fuller across the body than males. This difference is especially obvious when the fish are viewed from above.
Breeding: Very difficult to attempt on purpose, water values are unknown.
Comments: Becoming available in Australia, but still rare.
Main Colours: Black, Brown, Grey
Markings: Not Specified
Mouth: Downturned
Tail: Concave
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Submitted By: Adam
Contributors: sirbooks
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