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Corydoras burgessi


Family: Callichthyidae
Species: Corydoras burgessi
Common Name: Burgess' Cory
Size: Up to 2.2 inches (5.5 cm)
Habitat: SOUTH AMERICA: Upper Negro River basin, Brazil.
Min Tank Size: 20 gallons (75 liters) or larger.
Min Shoal Size: Best in groups of six or more.
Diet: Mostly Carnivorous. Sinking pellets or flakes. Supplement with live or frozen bloodworms or white or grindal worms.
Behavior: Peaceful, shy.
Water: Temperature of 67 to 77°F (20 to 25°C), pH 6.0 to 7.5, 2-25° dH
Care: Moderate to advanced. Sensitive to water conditions use good maintenance habits as needed with all fish.
Communities: Excellent fish for peaceful, non-competitive aquariums or a species-only tank. Other corydoras, otos, rasboras, shrimp, or tetras would be good tank mates.
Suitability: Some experience required.
Note: Somewhat similar to C. Adolfoi in appearance. Some reports indicate it can tolerate somewhat warmer temperatures than most corydoras. Named for Dr. Warren Burgess.

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