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Corydoras adolfoi
Adolfo's cory cat
Burgess, 1982

(Other members of the genus Corydoras)

ADULT SIZE: 6 cm

WATER CONDITIONS: Moderately soft and acidic

TEMPERATURE RANGE: 23-28 C

FOOD: Feed Corydoras adolfoi small live-foods and fine grade dried foods

DISTRIBUTION: This species comes from Brazil, Venezuela

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AQUARIUM CARE: Hailing from the Brazilian Rio Negro, and Rio Uaupes areas, C. adolfoi is a typical Amazonian cory that thrives in a black water set up with fine substrate (sand or small gravel) leaf litter, bogwood and dense planting. Soft acidic water is preferable.

It is a peaceful and attractive species with gold and black markings around it's head and back. Best kept in a small shoal of at least six individuals. Feed a good mix of live foods, dry foods and algae wafers.

This species enjoys an Amazon style community tank; well-planted with shoals of small tetras and a few Apistogramma cichlids.

BREEDING: Eggs are typically laid on a substrate (usually the aquarium glass) at night time often after larger water changes. Raising fry can be difficult.

Have you bred Corydoras adolfoi? Why not fill in a breeding questionaire?, or examine existing Corydoras adolfoi breeding reports








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What fish are good community fish? There is no absolute answer to this, but in general a community tank should contain only species that will tolerate each others behaviour, are approximately the same size, eat the same foods, and accept the same water conditions. Hardy tank bred fish that have adapted somewhat to local water conditions, and have no special dietary requirements usually make good candidates


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