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Albino Longfin Corydorus

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Albino corydoras - Corydoras paleatus

Scientific name: Corydoras paleatus

Common name: Albino corydoras

Family: Callichthyidae

Usual size in fish tanks: 6 - 8 cm (2.36 - 3.15 inch)

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Recommended pH range for the species: 6 - 8

Recommended water hardness (dGH): 4 - 18°N (71.43 - 321.43ppm)

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Recommended temperature: 22 - 26 °C (71.6 - 78.8°F)

The way how these fish reproduce: Spawning

Where the species comes from: South America

Temperament to its own species: peaceful

Temperament toward other fish species: peaceful

Usual place in the tank: Bottom levels

Food and feeding

Peppered corydoras should be fed on sinking pellets, algae wafers, blood worms, and daphnia with a treat of blanched leaf vegetables such as spinach.

Origin

These Corydoras originate from South America, mostly from Uruguay and Brazil.

Sexing

Females when mature will be larger and plumper than the males.

Breeding

The male will initiate the spawning by chasing the female and sometimes even laying on top of her. She will hold the male seed in her mouth as she lays 3-4 eggs at a time and then fertilize them. The sticky eggs will be placed on filter tubes, heaters, or the tank glass. The spawning process can last for up to an hour before she has laid all of her eggs. When hatched, the fry can be fed on newly hatched brine shrimp.