Corydoras virginiae
Explanation of the symbols

Family : Callichthyidae
Origin : Peru
Length of the fish : 6 cm - 2.5"
Min. length aquarium : 60 cm - 25"
English name : Miguelito Corydoras
Peaceful fish from the lower water levels that 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. 

They are omnivorous but they prefer small live food.

Breeding is not easy.  After a large changing of the water 20-30 eggs are laid and fertilized.  After spawning the parents should be removed. The young are rather large and they eat baby brine shrimp immediately.

Photo Credit
Jeroen Kester

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