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Rabu, 24 Juni 2009

Freshwater Fish Species


80. DAINTY CORY (Corydoras habrosus)
FAMILY: Callichthyidae
TYPE: Catfish
MAX SIZE: 1.2" (approx. 3cm)
ORIGIN: South America
DIET: Omnivorous
CHARACTER: Peaceful
MISC: the smallest corydoras in the family, along with corydoras hastatus and corydoras pygmaeus


79. GUAPORE CORY (Corydoras guapore)
FAMILY: Callichthyidae
TYPE: Catfish
MAX SIZE: 2" (approx. 5cm)
ORIGIN: South America
DIET: Omnivorous
CHARACTER: Peaceful
MISC: one of the most active Corydoras species


78. AMANDA JANE CORY (Corydoras amandajanea)
FAMILY: Callichthyidae
TYPE: Catfish
MAX SIZE: 2.4" (approx. 6cm)
ORIGIN: South America
DIET: Omnivorous
CHARACTER: Peaceful
MISC: named to honour Mrs. Amanda Jane Sands


77. BLACK SAIL CORY (Corydoras melanistius)
FAMILY: Callichthyidae
TYPE: Catfish
MAX SIZE: 2.2" (approx. 5.6cm)
ORIGIN: South America
DIET: Omnivorous
CHARACTER: Peaceful
MISC: always try to maintain Corydoras in groups as they're far more confident and active in the presence of conspecifics, group of at least six is best



76. EMERALD CATFISH (BROCHIS SPLENDENS)
FAMILY: Callichthyidae
TYPE: Catfish
MAX SIZE: 8" (approx. 3.2cm)
ORIGIN: South America
DIET: Omnivorous
CHARACTER: Peaceful
MISC: Can be kept with most fish. More suitable for keeping with loaches than Corydoras as their larger size helps them compete better for food

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