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Corydoras venezuelanus


Family: Callichthyidae
Species: Corydoras venezuelanus
Common Name: Venezuela's Cory
Size: Up to 2.2 inches (55 mm).
Habitat: SOUTH AMERICA: Streams and rivers of Rio Tuy and Lake Valencia drainages in Venezuela.
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 66 to 77°F (21 to 27°C), pH 6 to 8.0 5-20° 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: Another Corydoras considered by some to be a synonym for Aeneas. Some specimens are black.

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