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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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A shoal of tetras? A well-planted Amazon tank with a large shoal of neon tetras looks amazing. The bright neon blue and red against a green leafy background has got to be one of the best combinations in fishkeeping. It is no wonder that these are one of the most popular aquarium species. But as with all shoaling species, tetras need to be kept in a group to be happy. The larger the better (without overstocking your tank). Six individuals is usually seen as the absolute minimum in a shoal, but more is better. The effect of a large tank with a shoal of 30-40 neon or cardinal tetras is simply stunning


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