Corydoras burgessi

Explanation of the symbols


Family : Callichthyidae
Origin : Brazil, Amazon river
Length : 6 cm - 2.5"
Min. length aquarium : 60 cm - 25"
You should keep this peaceful bottom dweller in a small school of at least 6-8 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.  You should give them a great variety of live, frozen and dry food.

Breeding in the aquarium is not difficult.  After a large changing of the water with cooler water the eggs are stuck against the sides of the aquarium. After 4 days the eggs hatch and another 3 days later the young fishes are swimming free.  You can raise them with very fine infusoria and baby brine shrimp.

Photo Credit

Eric Bodrock

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