Corydoras xinguensis

Explanation of the symbols


Family : Callichthyidae
Origin : Brazil
Length : 5 cm - 2"
Min. length aquarium : 50 cm - 20"
English name : Xingú Corydoras
Peaceful bottomdweller 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. 

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

Breeding is not difficult.  After a rigorous changing of the water 40 - 50 eggs are laid and fertilized between the plants.  After spawning the parents should be removed.  The eggs hatch after 4 days and another 2 days later the young fishes are swimming free.  You can raise them with very fine infusoria and some days later with baby brine shrimp.

Photo Credit

Nathan Sudell

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