Leopard Catfish, Three Line Cory, Juli Catfish Corydoras trilineatus
Corydoras julii .
C. julii is an independent species. 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. The upper
part of the dorsal fin is black. There are dozens of similar
Corydoras species that are often
confused and sold as this fish. Size/Length: To 3" (10 cm) Similar species: Blacktop Cory (
Corydoras acutus ), Agassiz' Cory
), Half-masked Cory (
Corydoras ambiacus ), Rio Huallaga
armatus ), Masked Cory (
), Bond's Cory (
Corydoras bondi ), Elegant Cory
), Harald Schultz's Cory (
Corydoras haraldschultzi ), Leopard
leopardus ), Black-fin Cory (
), Black Sail Cory (
Corydoras melanistius ), Mini Cory
), Ornate Cory (
Corydoras ornatus ), Spot-fin Cory
), Many-spotted Cory (
Corydoras polystictus ), Robina's
robineae ), Schwartz' Cory (
), Netted or Network Cory (
Corydoras sodalis ), Maze Cory (
), Spotted Cory (
Corydoras surinamensis ), Sychri
sychri ), Rio Xingu Cory (
H: Along banks of slow-moving rivers with soft bottom material. South America; Ambyiacu and Ucayali Rivers and their tributaries, Peru A: bottom Aquarium: 20" (60 cm) or 10 gallons (38 L). As for other
See genus description Water chemistry: pH 5.8-7.5 (7.2); 2-20 dH (10); 68-82°F (20-28°C) FOOD: Live; aquatic insects, white worms,
Tubifex , Brine Shrimp, insect larvae;
tablets; flake 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 Suggested companions: The females are larger and plumper behind their pectoral fins, and
less colorful. Easier to sex when viewed from above. Breeding techniques:
Make frequent partial water
changes and feed the fish live foods to get them in spawning condition.
Spawning is initiated by the
addition of cooler water.
A single pair or sometimes a group will spawn together. The rest of the breeding procedure is similar to other
Corydoras species. Breeding potential: 7.
This catfish is a fairly difficult
to breed. Difficulty of care: 2.
A hardy fish recommended for
most community tanks.
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