Family: Callichthyidae

Corydoras incolicana

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Size: Adult up to 2.05 inches (5.2 cm)
Habitat: SOUTH AMERICA: Brazil: Upper Rio Negro basin.
Min Tank Size: 20 gallons (75 liters) or larger.
Min Shoal Size: Best in groups of six or more.
Diet: OMNIVORE: Enjoys a variety of foods including fresh or frozen bloodworm, brine shrimp, daphnia, chopped earthworm, grindal worm and tubifex. Also, algae wafers and sinking catfish foods.
Behavior: Very friendly and peaceful.
Water: Temperature of 72 to 79°F (22 to 26°C), pH 6 to 8.0, 2-25° dH
Care: Moderate. Success relies on two aspects: a very soft substrate, such as sand or small, rounded gravel and providing adequate cover in the forms of bogwood/driftwood, rock work, caves and both tall and floating plants. A small powerhead or circulation pump would help replicate a river’s current. The substrate needs to be kept very clean as this fish regularly buries it’s snout into the substrate seeking crumbs of food. Well-filtered water with a moderate current helps the water take in more oxygen, helping to replicate a riverine environment.
Communities: A peaceful and curious fish for peaceful non-aggressive, non-competitive tanks. Tankmates could include: cyprinids, rasboras, livebearers, small catfish such as otos and tetras. This species also does very well as part of a species-only aquarium. Being part of a shoal of 4 or more makes this feel secure and brings out it’s character. A one male to one female stocking is encouraged.
Suitability: Good for all.
Note: Named in honor of the Rio Icana where this species’ holotype was found.

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