Corydoras schwartzi

Explanation of the symbols


Family : Callichthyidae
Origin : Brazil
Length : 6,5 cm - 2.5"
Min. length aquarium : 70 cm - 30"
English name : Schwartz's Corydoras
Just like most Corydoras this species should be kept in a small school of at least 6 fish.  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 them small live food.  Dry food is accepted as well.

Breeding is not difficult.  Up to 130 eggs are laid and fertilized, often in the corners of the aquarium.  After spawning the parents should be removed.  You can raise the young fish with very fine infusoria and a few days later with baby brine shrimp. 

Photo Credit

Jan Bukkems

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