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Corydoras nijsseni


Family: Callichthyidae
Species: Corydoras nijsseni
Common Name: Nijssen's Cory
Size: Up to 2 inches (5.0 cm)
Habitat: SOUTH AMERICA: Rio Negro 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 72 to 79°F (22 to 26°C), pH 6.0 to 7.0, 1-10° 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: Four other corydoras, like C. nijsseni are found in the Rio Negro: C.adolfoi, C.duplicareus, C.imitator and C.serratus.

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