Widespread throughout the Amazon region, this lively little fish is a terrific addition to the aquarium. As they are found in large groups in the wild, they are best kept in groups of 6 or more (exactly how we offer them!), it will provide endless entertainment with its comical social interactions and seemingly relentless activity levels.
Found in a variety of habitats, including flooded igapo forests, streams, small pools, and tributaries, this fish is easy to maintain, attractive, and easy to accommodate in the aquarium! A hardscape os fine sand, roots driftwood, and of course, some leaves and other botanicals would create a setup that's sure to make these little guys feel right at home! We love the idea of setting up a dedicated "species aquarium" for this or other Corydoras species, as they are fascinating when kept this way!
Adaptable to a wide range of environmental conditions, ranging from soft, slightly acidic water (pH 5.8-6.8) to moderately hard, slightly alkaline pH 7.0-7.4) water. This fish does fine within the usual tropical aquarium temperature range of 73-79 degrees Fahrenheit. A clean, well-maintained consistent environment is equally- if not more- important to these fish as it is to maintain a specific "target" number for them.
They'll eat just about anything you too in, and seem to really go after food items like small worms, brine shrimp, sinking pellets, etc. with gusto. Be sure not to overfeed them, and to maintain clean conditions in the aquarium. Of course, you also want to make sure that they get their fair share in a community aquarium, as they tend to stick towards the bottom of the aquarium during their regular activities.
Ours are well-fed, carefully acclimated to captivity, and carefully selected by Mike Tuccinardi at his facility in Bouder, CO. You'll appreciate the care and attention that has been provided to these little fishes throughout the chain of custody, and the quality and health will be apparent immediately!
SOURCE: Net collected Amazon
CARE LEVEL: Beginner
NATURAL DIET: Small crustaceans, bicover
MAXIMUM SIZE: Approx. 2"
IDEALLY SUITED FOR: A variety of habitats, ranging from tannin-stained acidic to slightly alkaline, clearwater environments.
NOTE: This photo is for illustrative purposes only. You will be receiving a group of specimens which look similar to the ones shown in our photo, but should expect variations in color.
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