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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Unfortunately they are often sold as fish which help to keep the tank clean. The males regroup and start chasing each other and then resume chasing the female. Feeds on worms, crustaceans, insects and plant matter Ref. Bottom Distribution and habitat Origin: Feeding In the wild Corydoras paleatus feeds on worms, crustaceans, insect larva and a little vegetable matter. Can be prone to infection of the barbels if kept in poorly maintained gravel.

OK so not quite but as an introduction to egg laying fish they are a good start. Short description Morphology Morphometrics Dorsal spines total: Peppered corys shouldn’t be kept on sharp substrate because it will paleaatus likely damage their barbels and might lead to infection, fine sand or rounded gravel makes an ideal substrate for these fish.


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The female then swims off and deposits the eggs, often on the aquarium glass or plant leaves. Does best kept in groups. Some breeders report greater success with difficult species when the ratio of males to females is increased. When she is ready to spawn she turns to the male next to her and pounds furiously below his ventral fin.

Corydoras are sometimes observed taking a gulp of air at the water surface: Native to parts of southern Brazil, Uruguay, Paraguay and Argentina. Their barbels are important for finding food, and should remain healthy.

Corydoras paleatus, Peppered corydoras : aquarium

When the fish enter spawning modethey will become much more active. This map was computer-generated and has not yet been reviewed. Like all other corydoras they need easy access to the water surface where they will visit every few minutes to take a corudoras of air. The males will begin to pursue the females until spawning begins.

This article may need to be rewritten entirely to comply with Wikipedia’s quality standards. Beware that fry are difficult to spot on the brown gravel.

Corydoras paleatus Jenyns An atlas of freshwater and marine catfishes. In reproduction, males do not behave aggressively toward each other, nor do they monopolize mating areas or females. The pair repeats this process xorydoras about eggs have been fertilized and attached Ref.


Peppered cory, Corydoras paleatus — Fish, Tanks and Ponds

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An exceptionally psleatus fish and great community fish. Females grow considerably bigger and are much more rounded, particulalry when inbreeding condition.

Eggs hatch in around 3 days. Views Read Edit View history. Corydoras are egg depositors and lay their eggs all over the aquarium. The female will release a clutch of eggs at a time and hold them between her pelvic fins, where they are then fertilised. Breeding They breed freely in captivity often with one female and two males. Peaceful catfish for the smaller community aquarium. Coryoras tankmates would be other small fish such as tetras and dwarf cichilds.

Collaborators Pictures Stamps, Coins Misc. The process is repeated until all the eggs have been laid.

This is available in white and brown, both look good. Corydoras are members of the armoured catfish family. They breed freely in captivity often with one female and two males.