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Yellow Cat, C123


Family: Callichthyidae
Species: Corydoras sp.
Common Name: Yellow Cat, C123
Size: Up to 2.8 inches (7.0 cm)
Habitat: SOUTH AMERICA: Rio Nanay, 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 71 to 77°F (21 to 25°C), pH 6.0 to 7.2, 2-25° 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: Part of the Elegans complex of Corydoras. Resembles C. Elegans, but has distinctive yellow fins and tail. Like Elegans, spends more time swimming mid-water than most Corydoras, especially in large groups.

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