SOUTH AMERICA: Amazon River basin near the border
of Colombia and Brazil.
Min Tank Size:
15 gallons (60 liters) or larger.
Min Shoal Size:
Best in groups of six or more.
OMNIVORE: Enjoys a variety of foods including live
or frozen bloodworm, brine shrimp, daphnia, grindal worm, tubifex
and white worm. Compliment with algae wafers, quality flake food
and sinking catfish pellets.
Very friendly and peaceful.
Temperature of 72 to 79°F (22 to 26°C),
pH 6 to 8.0, 2-25° dH
Moderate. Replicating a riverine environment can
be as easy as providing a soft, smooth substrate of either sand
or small, rounded gravel, planting densely around the periphery
while leaving open areas for swimming centrally and adding driftwood,
caves or rock work. Floating plants dapple the light and a powerhead
could be used to create a gentle current. Water should have a
moderate current and high in dissolved oxygen.
This peaceful fish has the potential to be an excellent
tankmate to several species, including anabantoids, small characins,
small cyprinids, danios, dwarf cichlids, rasboras, small tetras
as well as other peaceful catfish, such as otos, plecos and other
non-territorial Corydoras. More confident as part of a shoal of
4 – 6, a ratio of 1 male to 1 female is recommended.
Good for all.
Corydoras have very mobile eyes, giving them appearance
of winking as they shift their eyes to view the surrounding substrate.
C. gomezi is named in honor of Dr. Juan A. Gomez.