Corydoras haraldschultzi

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Family : Callichthyidae
Origin : Brazil
Length : 7 cm - 2.7"
Min. length aquarium : 70 cm - 25"
English name : Mosaic Corydoras
Peaceful bottomdweller that you should keep in a school of at least 10 fishes.  This species needs a lot of free swimming space.  The aquarium should be planted on the sides and background.  A large 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 very sensitive for nitrate.  A regular changing of the water is necessary.  This fish frequently is mixed up with Corydoras sterbai. 

They are omnivorous, but they prefer insects that live in the substrate.  Dry food is accepted as well.

Breeding is not difficult.  For breeding it is wise to use 1-2 males and 3-5 females.  After a large changing of the water the eggs are laid and fertilized.  The female takes the fertilized eggs between her anal fins and sticks them to a clean substrate.  When the young fishes are swimming free you can raise them with very small live food such as infusoria and some days later with baby brine shrimp.

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