Corydoras xinguensis
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Corydoras xinguensis

Common Names: C105
Xingu Corydoras
Family: Callichthyidae
Category: Catfish_Bottom_Feeders
Distribution: America - South; The Xingu River, in Brazil.
Main Ecosystem: Stream; Stream
Temperament: Peaceful; A peaceful, active bottom-feeder.
Diet: Carnivore; They will eat almost any foods that sink to the bottom. One of their favorite treats is tubifex worms. They will not eat algae, though.
Care: A hardy fish, however, they cannot live in a tank with aquarium salt. Provide cover for them to hide in, and open space for swimming.
5.6 - 7.6
22°C - 26°C
72°F - 79°F
2 dH - 18 dH
Potential Size: Male: 4.5cm (1.8")
Female: 5cm (2")
Water Region: Bottom; Bottom
Activity: Diurnal; Diurnal
Gender: Females are larger and fuller than males when viewed from above.
Breeding: Very difficult to breed in the aquarium, but breeding is most likely similar to other Corydoras.
Comments: Corydoras xinguensis is a very good aquarium fish. They are very entertaining to watch, and are good, industrious cleaners. They should be kept in groups of six or greater, as they are shoaling fish. The photo above is incorrect, as it is of corydoras polystictus.
Main Colours: Grey, Black
Markings: Spots Small
Mouth: Downturned
Tail: Concave
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