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Corydoras melini

 

Family: Callichthyidae
Species: Corydoras melini
Common Name: False bandit cory
Size: Up to 1.8 inches (4.5 cm)
Habitat: SOUTH AMERICA: Upper Negro and Meta River basins.
Min Tank Size: 20 gallons (24" )or larger.
Min Shoal Size: 6 or more.
Diet: Mostly omnivorous, will eat leftover flake/pellet food. gladly accepts algae wafers and/or bottom feeder pellets.
Behavior: Peaceful. Donít keep it with large or aggressive tankmates.
Water: Temperature of 72 to 79.8°F (22 to 26°C), pH 6 to 7.5, 2-25° dH
Care: Moderate, needs sand or a smooth, rounded substrate as sharp edges can cause damage to barbels.
Communities: Excellent bottom dweller for community aquariums. ideal tank mates would be smaller, peaceful fish (i.e. tetras, rasboras, livebearers).
Suitability: Some experience required.

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