Corydoras arcuatus

Explanation of the symbols


Family : Callichthyidae
Origin : Brazil
Length : 5 cm - 2"
Min. length aquarium : 50 cm - 20"
English names : Arched cory, Skunk cory
You should keep this peaceful fish in a small school of at least 6 fish.  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 live food that hides in the substrate such as Tubifex.  Dry food is accepted as well.

Breeding is not easy. Up to 300 eggs are laid and fertilized between fine leaved plants such as javamoss. After 3 days the eggs hatch.  When the young fishes are swimming free you can raise them with very fine crushed dry food and some days later with baby brine shrimp. 

Photo Credit

Jan Bukkems

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