Corydoras narcissus

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Family : Callichthyidae
Origin : Brazil, Colombia
Length : 12 cm - 5"
Min. length aquarium : 120 cm - 50"
English name : Narcissus Corydoras
Peaceful bottom dweller that should be kept in a school of at least 10 fish. It is one of the largest Corydoras and a large aquarium is necessary.   The aquarium should be planted densely.  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 should give the a various diet of live food such as mosquito larvae, Tubifex and Cyclops.  After habituation they accept dry food as well.

About breeding in the aquarium not much is known.

Photo Credit

Eric Bodrock

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