Corydoras rabauti
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Corydoras rabauti

Common Names: Iridescent Corydoras
Myer's Corydoras
Rust Corydoras
Synonyms: Corydoras myersi
Family: Callichthyidae
Category: Catfish_Bottom_Feeders
Distribution: America - South; Brazil, South America.
Main Ecosystem: River; River
Temperament: Schooling; Peaceful. Undemanding and highly recommended for beginners and community tanks.
Diet: Ominvore; Ominvore
Care: Corydoras rabuti will feed from the waste food on the bottom on the tank, helping to combat tank pollution.
6 - 8
22°C - 27°C
72°F - 81°F
2 dH - 25 dH
Potential Size: Male: 5cm (2")
Female: 5.5cm (2.2")
Water Region: Bottom; Bottom
Activity: Diurnal; Diurnal
Gender: Cannot be determined from external features. The sex of the cory can be distinguished in adults as the female is noticably wider when looked upon from above.
Breeding: Live foods for conditioning are essential. The female is chased by the male and they form the usual T position, with the female at the base of the male. The eggs are most often laid on the glass. Remove the parents after spawning, turn the lights off, and add some fungucide. Feed with micro worms. Lambourne in his book on Corydoras catfishes reports that up to 100 eggs may be laid by this species. The fry possess a radically different colouration from the adults (allowing easy differentiation fr
Comments: Corydoras rabauti tends to be more expensive than the common cories because it is usually wild caught. This species is a great candidate for the community fish tank, and is a typical representative for the Corydoras species normally available for sale.
Main Colours: Brown, Black
Markings: Striped Horizontal
Mouth: Downturned
Tail: Concave
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