Corydoras sodalis

Explanation of the symbols


Family : Callichthyidae
Origin : Peru, Brazil border
Length : 5 cm - 2"
Min. length aquarium : 60 cm - 25"
English name : False Network Cory
Peaceful fish that should be kept in a school of at least 6-8 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. 

They are omnivorous.  You should give them a great variety of live, frozen and dry food.  They eat the leftovers from other fish.

About breeding in the aquarium not much is known.  Ian Fuller writes that after a large changing of the water about 100 eggs were stuck against the front window of the aquarium.  After 4 days the eggs hatched and another 2 days later the young fishes were swimming free.  They were fed with micro-eels and baby brine shrimp.

Photo Credit

Vincent Doppenberg

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