Corydoras pygmaeus

Explanation of the symbols


Family : Callichtyidae
Origin : Brazil
Length : 2,5 cm - 1"
Min.length aquarium : 50 cm - 19"
English name : Pygmy Corydoras
This smallest Corydoras should be kept in a school just like al other Corydoras.  The aquarium should be planted densely but a part of the bottom should be open with fine sand because they like to search after food in it and their tender barbels are easily damaged. A regular changing of the water is appreciated.

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

Breeding is easy.  You should feed them very well.  After a large changing of the water and with lower temperatures up to 50 eggs are laid and fertilized.  After 6 days the eggs hatch and another 2 days later the young fishes are swimming free.  The first few days you can feed them with very fine infusoria and later with Artemia- nauplii.  They grow very quick.

Photo Credit

Jan Bukkems

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