Family: Callichthyidae

Corydoras zygatus

Common Name:

Black Band Corydoras

Size: Up to 2.8 inches (7.1 cm)
Habitat: SOUTH AMERICA:Ecuador: Pastaza, lower Rio Bobonaza and Rio Pindo Peru: province Loreto, Rio Huallaga system, Rio Santiago.
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 61 to 77°F (16 to 25°C), pH 6 to 7.5, 1-20° 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 tetras would be good tank mates.
Suitability: Some experience required.
Note: Can be kept as low as 61°F (16°C) for short periods, but generally 72-77°F (22 to 25°C) is preferred.

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