Corydoras habrosus
79F
Explanation of the symbols

72F
Family : Callichthyidae
Origin : Colombia, Venezuela
Length of the fish : 3,5 cm - 1.4"
Min. length aquarium : 50 cm - 20"
English name : Rio Salinas Corydoras
Peaceful, small bottomdweller that should be kept in a school of at least 8-10 fishes.  The aquarium should be planted on the sides and background preferably with fine leaved plants.  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.  You can keep them together with other small, peaceful fishes.

You should give them small live food.  Small dry food is accepted as well.

Breeding is not easy.  After a large changing of the water with cooler water the eggs are laid and fertilized between fine leaved plants.  After spawning the parents should be removed.  When the young fishes are swimming free you can raise them with vinegar eels and baby brine shrimp, and some days later with fine crushed dry food.

Photo Credit
Jan Bukkems

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