Corydoras duplicareus

Explanation of the symbols


Family : Callichthyidae
Origin : Brazil
Length : 5 cm - 2"
Min. length aquarium : 60 cm - 25"
English name : Saddle Corydoras
This peaceful fish from the lower water levels should be kept in a school of at least 10-12 fish.  You can keep them together with small characins and dwarf cichlids.  The aquarium should be planted well 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 necessary. 

You should give them small live food.  Frozen and dry food are accepted as well.  They clean the leftovers from other fish.

Breeding is not difficult.  When the water quality is right and the animals are well fed they spawn after a large changing of the water.  After 7 days the eggs hatch and a few days later the young fishes are swimming free.  You can raise them with micro-eels and a few days later with baby brine shrimp.

Photo Credit

Jan Bukkems

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