Corydoras araguaiaensis

Explanation of the symbols


Family : Callichthyidae
Origin : Brazil
Length : 6 cm - 2.4"
Min. length aquarium : 70 cm - 25"
Peaceful, somewhat shy bottomdweller that should be kept in a school of at least 10 fishes.  You can keep them together with less shy characins or Apistos.  The aquarium should be planted densely on the sides and background.  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. 

You should give them small live food.  Dry food is accepted as well.

Breeding is easy.  After a large changing of the water up to 100 eggs are laid and fertilized and stuck to a leaf or aquariumglass.  When the young fishes are swimming free you can feed them baby brine shrimp and a few days later small cyclops nauplii. 

Photo Credit

Yoritaka Honda

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