Synonyms: None Physical description: The body is stocky and deep, with an arched back. Two rows of bony
plates make up each side of the fish. The upper has 21-23 plates, while the lower 19-21. Two pairs are located
on the upper jaw. The body color is tan or gray while the belly is white.
The body is dotted with dark
spots that are brown or black in color. The fins are the tan to bronze in color, also covered with spots. There
are several similar Corydoras
species that are often confused and sold as this fish. Size/Length: To 2.8" (7 cm) Similar species: Evelyn's Cory (
Corydoras elelynae ), Mini Cory
), Napo Cory (
Corydoras napoensis ), Network or
False Network Catfish (C.
H: Along banks of slow-moving rivers.
South America; exported from Iquitos, Peru A: bottom Aquarium: 20" (60 cm) or 10 gallons (38 L). As for other
See genus description Water chemistry: pH 5.8-7.8 (7.0), 2-20 dH (8), 73-82°F (23-28°C) Social behavior: A peaceful, undemanding fish, ideal for community tanks and beginning
See Genus description for more information. Social behavior: Smaller tetras, Discus, Dwarf Cichlids, Livebearers, Gouramis, Barbs,
Danios, Killifish FOOD: Live; aquatic insects, white worms,
Tubifex , Brine Shrimp, insect larvae;
tablets; flake Suggested companions: The females are larger and plumper behind their pectoral fins, and
less colorful. Easier to sex when viewed from above. Breeding techniques:
As for other
See genus description Breeding potential: 8.
The Reticulated Catfish is more
difficult to breed than other
Corydoras species. Difficulty of care: 2.
A hardy fish recommended for
most community tanks.
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