|| Corydoras oelemariensis (synonym: Corydoras
||Adult Male: 1.85 inches (4.7 cm)
||SOUTH AMERICA: Pará in Brazil, Coastal Rivers of
Guyana, Maroni River in Suriname.
|Min Tank Size:
||20 gallons (75 liters) or larger.
|Min Shoal Size:
||Best in groups of six or more.
||OMNIVORE: Enjoys a variety of foods including live
and frozen bloodworms, brine shrimp, daphnia, tubifex and white
worm. Compliment with algae wafers and sinking foods for catfish.
||Temperature of 72 to 79°F (22 to 26°C),
pH 6 to 8.0, 2-25° dH
||Easy. A sand substrate is preferred, but small,
rounded gravel is also acceptable for ensuring the safety of this
fish's barbels. These fish are very comfortable in a tank that
is well-planted around the margins yet has a center of open swimming
space. As well as the plants, caves, driftwood and rock work also
provide shelter. Water should be very clean, high in dissolved
oxygen and low in nitrates.
||Perfect for the peaceful aquarium. Compatible tankmates
might include small to medium-sized fish such as danios, rasboras
and tetras. Corys are busier and more as part of a shoal of at
least 6 (with a 1 male to 1 female ratio observed.)
||Good for all.
||Corydoras are nocturnal and are best fed at night
when they can have their own time to feed and not have to compete
with diurnal fish for food.