Corydoras polystictus

Explanation of the symbols


Family : Callichthyidae
Origin : Brazil
Length : 4 cm - 1.5"
Min. length aquarium : 60 cm - 20"
English name : Many-spotted cory
Peaceful. small and somewhat shy bottomdweller that should be kept in a school.  You can keep them together with other peaceful fishes.  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.  Because they are very sensitive for nitrate a regular changing of the water is necessary.  A strong filter is appreciated.

They are omnivorous.  You should give them a great variety of live, frozen and dry food.

Breeding is not easy.  The water should be very clean without too much nitrates.  A large changing of the water can be conducive to spawning.  A large aquarium is necessary.  For spawning you should use several males and females.

Photo Credit

Jan Bukkems

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