SOUTH AMERICA: Brazil: Puris River basin in the middle Amazon River basin.
Min Tank Size:
Allow a tank floor of at least 48 in. x 12 in. (or 576 sq. in./1463 cm.) for a shoal of 6 fish.
Min Shoal Size:
4-6: 55 gallons (209 liters) or larger
OMINIVORE: Enjoys live or frozen bloodworm, brine shrimp, daphnia, chopped mussels, tubifex, sinking catfish pellets and algae tablets.
A peaceful bottom-dweller that appreciates a larger range.
Temperature of 72 to 79.8°F (22 to 26°C), pH 6 to
8.0, 2-25° dH
Moderate. A smooth substrate of sand or small gravel best protects this fish's longer snout and barbels. Provide shelters for cover, dim lighting and access to the water's surface as Corydoras regularly dart to the surface to breathe air.
Excellent for peaceful, non-competitive communities of anabantoids, small characins, cyprinids, smaller cichlids and other peaceful catfish. Rival adult males quarrel and may bully each other to death in aquariums that are too small. Best kept in groups of 3 or more in a 2 males to 3 females ratio.