Corydoras pygmaeus
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Corydoras pygmaeus

Common Names: Dwarf Corydoras
Pygmy Corydoras
Family: Callichthyidae
Category: Catfish_Bottom_Feeders
Distribution: America - South; America - South
Main Ecosystem: River; River
Temperament: Peaceful; Peaceful
Diet: Ominvore; Ominvore
Care: Small flake, live, frozen or freeze-dried foods, bottom-feeder wafers or pellets. They will feed from waste food on the bottom on the tank but they do need additional food as well.
6 - 7.8
22°C - 27°C
72°F - 81°F
2 dH - 25 dH
Potential Size: Male: 2.5cm (1")
Female: 3.1cm (1.2")
Water Region: Middle, Bottom; Middle-Bottom
Activity: Diurnal; Diurnal
Gender: Females are slightly larger.
Breeding: Eggs are laid singly on leaves of plants.
Comments: Very small, social, and peaceful. They should be kept in groups of at least 6, preferably more.
Main Colours: Grey, Brown, Silver
Markings: Striped Horizontal
Mouth: Downturned
Tail: Forked
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Submitted By: Theresa_M
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