Corydoras axelrodi

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Family : Callichthyidae
Origin : Colombia
Length : 5 cm - 2"
Min. length aquarium : 60 cm - 25"
English name : Pink Corydoras
This peaceful bottomdweller should be kept in a school.  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 and they search their food on the bottom.  They clean leftovers from other fish.  You should give them a great variety of live, frozen and dry food.

Breeding is easy.  When you change a large part of the water up to 30 eggs are laid and fertilized. I found in some breeding reports a low pressure area should have a great influence on spawning.  It is wise to move the eggs to a separate tank after spawning.  After 2 days the eggs hatch.  When the young fishes are swimming free you can raise them with very fine infusoria.  After a week they can eat baby brine shrimp.  They grow quickly.

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Schwaben Aquaristik

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