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Corydoras schultzei
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Family: Callichthyidae
Species: Corydoras schultzei
Common Name: Gold Flash Cory, Black Cory.
Size: Up to 2.75 inches (7 cm).
Habitat: SOUTH AMERICA: Colombia and Trinidad to La Plata River basin east of the Andes.
Min Tank Size: 20 gallons (75 liters) or larger.
Min Shoal Size: Best in groups of six or more.
Diet: OMNIVORE: Sinking pellets or flakes. Supplement with live or frozen bloodworms or white or grindal worms..
Behavior: Very peaceful.
Water: Temperature of 69 to 81°F (21 to 27°C), pH 6 to 8.0 5-19° 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: Generally considered to be a synonym for Aeneas. Very common in hobby. Some have been line bred to produce a black version.

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