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Corydoras osteocarus


Family: Callichthyidae
Species: Corydoras osteocarus
Common Name: C060
Size: Adult Male: 1.8 inches (4.6 cm)
Habitat: SOUTH AMERICA: Upper Orinoco river basin and coastal rivers in Suriname. May also extend into Columbia.
Min Tank Size: 20 gallons (75 liters) or larger.
Min Shoal Size: Best in groups of six or more.
Diet: OMNIVORE: Enjoys live or frozen bloodworms, glass worms and white worms as well as algae wafers and sinking catfish pellets. In nature it feeds on worms, benthic crustaceans, insects and plant larvae, so brine shrimp, daphnia and grindal worms might also be options.
Behavior: Very peaceful
Water: Temperature of 70 to 77°F (21 to 25°C), pH 6 to 8.0, 2-25° dH
Care: Easy. For a substrate choose either a soft sand or a rounded, small-grained gravel to protect it's sensitive barbels. Caves, driftwood, tall or floating plants all provide excellent cover and comfort. A moderate current is appreciated.
Communities: A peaceful and gregarious fish for peaceful community tanks. Tankmates could include: cyprinids, rasboras, livebearers, small catfish such as otos and tetras.
Suitability: Good for all.
Note: Corydoras: From the Greek—kory, helmet; doras, skin. Osteocarus: From the Greek—osteon, bone; kara, head.

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