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Corydoras vittatus


Family: Callichthyidae
Species: Corydoras vittatus
Common Name: None, Vitattus was originally a sub-group of Corydoras Blochi (C32) but was acknowledged its own species and is sometimes known as Blochi Vittatus. Vitattus means "ribbon" in latin as the lateral spots on this corydora form ribbons or lines.For excellent photos distinguishing Corydora Vittatus from Corydora Blochi: Underwater World
Size: Up to 2.5 inches (6 cm)
Habitat: SOUTH AMERICA: Northeast Brazil, Rio Itapicurú in Maranhão State.
Min Tank Size: 30 gallons (114 liters) or larger.
Min Shoal Size: 6 in a 30 gallon.
Diet: Omnivorous. Sinking pellets or flakes. Supplement with live or frozen bloodworms.
Behavior: Peaceful.
Water: Temperature of 72 to 78.8°F (22 to 26°C), pH 6 to 8.0, 2-25° dH
Care: Can be kept by beginners if water conditions are kept very clean. They are best with a finer, smooth substrate, such as sand, that will not damage their barbels.
Communities: Like all corydoras, pale-spotted corydoras will do well with other peaceful species like otos, rasboras, or tetras.
Suitability: Good for all.
Note: Corydoras Vitattus is more common in the European fish trade and is rarely seen in North American aquaria.

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