Corydoras amapaensis

Explanation of the symbols


Family : Callichtyidae
Origin : Brazil, French Gyuana
Length : 6,5 cm - 2.5"
Min.length aquarium : 80 cm - 30"
English name : Amapa Corydoras
Peaceful fish that should be kept in a school of at least 6-8.  The aquarium should be planted densely.  A part of the bottom of the aquarium should be free and should be sandy because they like to search after food in it and their tender barbels are easily damaged. 

They are omnivorous but they prefer small live food.  Dry food is accepted as well.

Breeding is not difficult.  Just like most Corydoras a large changing of the water and lower temperatures let them spawn.  Up to 150 eggs are laid and fertilized in a spawning mop or javamoss.  After 4-5 days the eggs hatch and another 2-3 days later the young fishes are swimming free.  You can raise them with micro eels and some days later with baby brine shrimp and fine crushed dry food.  They grow slowly and a regular changing of the water is necessary.

Photo Credit

Yoritaka Honda

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