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Corydoras ortegai


Family: Callichthyidae
Species: Corydoras ortegai
Common Name: Loreto Panda Cory
Size: Up to 1.6 inches (4.1 cm)
Habitat: SOUTH AMERICA: Rio Putumayo basin in Peru.
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 to 7.2, 1-12° dH
Care: Moderate to advanced. Water must be clean and well filtered.
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: Discovered in 2007. Little information on keeping this fish in aquaria. Scientific article first describing this fish is available at Neotropical Ichthyology

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