Corydoras imitator

Explanation of the symbols


Family : Callichthyidae
Origin : Brazil, Rio Negro
Length : 6 cm - 2.4"
Min. length aquarium : 60 cm - 25"
English name : Imitator Corydoras
Peaceful fish that should be kept in a small school of at least 6 fishes.  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. The rest of the aquarium should be planted densely. 

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

Breeding is not easy.  When the animals are fed well they spawn after a large changing of the water.  The eggs are stuck against the side of the aquarium.  After spawning the parents should be removed.  When the young fishes are swimming free you can raise them with very fine infusoria and a week later with fine crushed dry food.

Photo Credit

Eric Bodrock

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