Corydoras delphax

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Family : Callichthyidae
Origin : Colombia
Length : 7 cm - 2.8"
Min. length aquarium : 80 cm - 30"
English name : Sailfin Corydoras
Peaceful bottomdweller that should be kept in a school.  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. A regular changing of the water is appreciated.

They are omnivorous.  You should give them a great variety of live, frozen and dry food.  They search for food on the bottom mainly.

Breeding is not easy.  After a large changing of the water with cooler water up to 250 eggs are laid and fertilized.  Mostly they are stuck against the sides of the aquarium.  After spawning it is wise to remove the parents because it is possible they eat the eggs.  After 3 days the eggs hatch.  When the young fishes are swimming free you can feed them very fine infusoria and some days later with baby brine shrimp and micro-eels.

Photo Credit

Jan Bukkems

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