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Corydoras concolor


Family: Callichthyidae
Species: Corydoras concolor
Common Name: Slate Cory, Concolor Cory
Size: Adult male: 2.13 inches (5.4 cm)
Habitat: SOUTH AMERICA: Orinoco River Basin, Venezuela. Occurs in tivers, tributaries and creeks, including Las Mangas, a tributary of the Rio Parguaza in Western Bolivar.
Min Tank Size: 30 gallons (113 liters) or larger
Min Shoal Size: Shoal of 4-6
Diet: OMNIVORE: Enjoys a variety of live or frozen bloodworm, brine shrimp, daphnia and tubifex along with algae tablets and quality flake food. Feed whiteworm as a treat only.
Behavior: Peaceful and shy.
Water: Temperature of 72 to 79.8°F (22 to 26°C), pH 6 to 8.0, 2-25° dH. Water should be kept very clean and well oxygenated.
Care: Moderate. Provide a soft sand or small gravel substrate, dim lighting and areas of open water for quick bursts of swimming.
Communities: Very peaceful community dweller, especially with smaller fish such as characins, rasboras and tetras. Due to their long fins, avoid fin-nippers such as barbs. Keep the ratio of 1 male to 1 female.
Suitability: Good for all.

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