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The female holds eggs between her pelvic fins, where the male fertilizes them for about 30 seconds. Only then the female swims to a suitable spot, where . Synonym(s), Callichthys paleatus, Corydoras maculatus, Corydoras marmoratus, Corydoras microcephalus, Silurus 7-radiatus, Silurus. One of the most underrated Corydoras in my opinion is the Peppered Corydoras, Corydoras paleatus, and if you can pick up some decent specimens they will.

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Peppered corys come in two forms, the normal coloured and an albino form, they are one of the most reliably peaceful and hardy community fish available. I kept these for a couple of years until I eventually rehomed them as adults. A good indication of this is that the fish will swim up and down the front forydoras the glass relentlessly.

A preliminary survey of the Siluriformes. This page was last corydoraa on 22 Marchat Heavily planted areas should also be provided, where the light is minimized, as they like darker areas due to coyrdoras bottom-feeding nature.

Life cycle and mating behavior Maturity Reproduction Spawning Eggs Fecundity Larvae The female holds eggs between her pelvic fins, where the male fertilizes them for about 30 seconds. The eggs are deposited on aquarium furniture or glass and after spawning the fish pay no further attention to the brood. Unsourced material may be challenged and removed. Feeds on worms, crustaceans, insects and plant matter Ref. The health of the wild population of Corydoras paleatus has not been evaluated.

Corydorsa like to nibble on the algae that grows on floating plants, but are not a specialized algae-eating catfish.


Ideal tankmates would be other small fish such as tetras and dwarf pleatus Sexual Dimorphism Females grow considerably bigger and are much more rounded, particulalry when inbreeding condition. The male releases his seed and the female catches it in her mouth.

It is sometimes seen in the shops as an albino form, although this is similar to other albino corys see the C. Bring the fish into condition by feeding plenty of live or frozen foods such as bloodworm.

In other projects Wikimedia Commons Wikispecies. I have even kept them alongside pygmy corys without problems despite the obvious size difference.

Beware that fry are difficult to spot on the brown gravel. Ideal tankmates would be other small fish such as tetras and dwarf cichilds.

They breed freely in captivity often with one female and two males. In a community the eggs were invariably eaten,notably by gourami, but I saved a batch and soon had 4 babies swimming around. Main reference Upload your references References Coordinator: OK so not quite but as an introduction to egg laying fish they are a good start.

By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. In reproduction, males do not behave aggressively toward each other, nor do they monopolize mating areas or females. This may have to be repeated over several days before spawning is triggered.

Corydoras paleatus, Peppered corydoras : aquarium

Information at a glance pH: Medium, minimum population doubling time 1. I have found them to be social, active, non-aggressive, bulletproof — and dumb as a bag of nails! Native range All suitable habitat. Corydoras paleatus is found cogydoras the amazon basin, [1] and feeds on worms, crustaceansinsectsand plant matter.

Fry should be fed small foods such as microworm initially and from there progressed onto powdered food, brineshrimp nauplii and on to standard paleatuz foods. These fish have sensitive barbels and one should have the proper substrate for them.


Corydoras paleatus – Wikipedia

They should be kept in a group of at least five individuals. Coryforas males initiate the courtship ritual, which entails chasing the females around the tank. Corydoras will appreciate some cover in the form of rocks or bogwood. Along with the bronze cory, the pepper cory is corhdoras of the most commonly found cories in the hobby. The eggs should hatch in about six days. If they are prevented from doing this they will drown because they cannot obtain enough oxygen through their gills alone.

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At first the fry will eat mainly the protozoan organisms in the tank, but will soon be able to eat fry foods. Peppered corys shouldn’t be kept on sharp substrate because it will very likely damage their barbels and might lead to infection, fine sand or rounded gravel makes an ideal substrate for these fish.

Short description Morphology Morphometrics Dorsal spines total: Palleatus can sponsor this page. A couple of downsides: They are capable of moving sizable chunks of substrate in search of food.

Phylogenetic diversity index Ref. They can be successfully kept with other small, peaceful aquarium fish like livebearersdanios and tetras. An atlas of freshwater and marine catfishes. Estimates of some properties based on models Phylogenetic diversity coydoras Ref.