Family: Callichthyidae

Corydoras septentrionalis

Common Name:

Northern Longnose Cory

Size: Up to 2.4 inches (6.0 cm)
Habitat: SOUTH AMERICA: Orinoco River Basin, Columbia and Venezuela.
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 68 to 79°F (20 to 25°C), pH 6.0 to 7.5, 2-20° 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 characins would be good tank mates. Could co-exist with dwarf cichlids, but would compete for same tank space.
Suitability: Some experience required.
Note: As the name suggests, it has a longer nose than most corydoras. Like most corydoras, needs a sand or fine gravel substrate.

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