Corydoras napoensis
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Corydoras napoensis

Common Names: Napo Corydoras
Family: Callichthyidae
Category: Catfish_Bottom_Feeders
Distribution: America - South; Ecuador and Peru
Main Ecosystem: River; Amazon River Basin
Temperament: Peaceful; Schooling Fish likes others of its species
Diet: Ominvore; Varied diet including bloodworms, shrimp pellets and a good flake food
Care: They are usually hardy fish, though perhaps a little less so than some of the larger Corydoras. Hiding places such as decorations and plants are essential. Open space for is also important as these fish are quite active when kept in the recommended groups of six or more. They seem to do best in tanks with fairly small gravel pieces or even sand as a sharper substrate can contribute to the erosion of the barbels. Nitrates are another cause of barbel erosion so levels should be kept as low as possible.
6 - 8
22°C - 26°C
72°F - 79°F
2 dH - 25 dH
Potential Size: Male: 4.5cm (1.8")
Female: 5cm (2")
Water Region: Bottom; Bottom
Activity: NonSpecific; Non Specific
Gender: Females are larger and plumper than males, especially when mature. The difference is easy to see when the fish are looked at from above.
Breeding: Large waterchange as low as 14-16* C is required to trigger spawn females usually lay eggs at the waterline in the tank or in submerged plant roots ( spawning mop.
Comments: Its one of the Elegans group of Corydoras. Easily mistaken or confused with C. Bilineatus " San Juan Cory"
Main Colours: Black, Brown, Gold
Markings: Striped Horizontal
Mouth: Downturned
Tail: Forked
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Submitted By: FortWayneFish
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