Corydoras splendens

Explanation of the symbols


Family : Callichthyidae
Origin : Brazil, Peru. Equador
Length : 9 cm - 3.5"
Min.length aquarium : 100 cm - 40"
English name : Emerald Catfish
Peaceful schooling fish that can be kept together with almost all fishes that are not too big.  They like to burrow for food in the substrate, so the substrate should be sandy partially.  Plants must be anchored very well

They prefer small live food, but they eat dry food and leftovers of other fishes as well.

Breeding is not easy.  The eggs are very sensitive for fungus. You should change the water with cooler water.  Up to 1000 eggs are laid and fertilized on leaves.  At a temperature of 24C  (75F) the eggs hatch after 4 days.  When the young fishes are swimming free you can raise the with very fine micro-organisms.  The first weeks they are very sensitive for water pollution.

Photo Credit

Jan Bukkems

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