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Rabu, 24 Juni 2009

Freshwater Fish Species


75. BLACKFIN CORY (Corydoras leucomelas)
FAMILY: Callichthyidae
TYPE: Catfish
MAX SIZE: 2.2" (approx. 5.5cm)
ORIGIN: South America
DIET: Omnivorous
CHARACTER: Peaceful
MISC: C. leucomelas is known amongst collectors in the Amazon as ''Maldito'' (the little damned Cory) because it is so common that it brings a very low price, as many thousand can be captured in a few hours since it is always found in very large schools



74. BEARDED CORY (Scleromystax barbatus)
FAMILY: Callichthyidae
TYPE: Catfish
MAX SIZE: 3.7" (approx. 9.5cm)
ORIGIN: South America
DIET: Omnivorous
CHARACTER: Peaceful
MISC: used to be known as Corydoras barbatus, not thrive in a warm aquarium where the water temperature exceeds 23-24 degrees C



73. DWARF CORY (Corydoras pygmaeus)
FAMILY: Callichthyidae
TYPE: Catfish
MAX SIZE: 1.2" (approx. 3cm)
ORIGIN: South America
DIET: Omnivorous
CHARACTER: Peaceful
MISC: the smallest member of the genus, sometimes they like to swim in the middle part of the tank



72. SKUNK CORY (Corydoras arcuatus)
FAMILY: Callichthyidae
TYPE: Catfish
MAX SIZE: 2.4" (approx. 6cm)
ORIGIN: South America
DIET: Omnivorous
CHARACTER: Peaceful
MISC: more timid than the most corydoras, so make sure to give them plenty of food when keeping them in community tank



71. ADOLFO CORY (Corydoras adolfoi)
FAMILY: Callichthyidae
TYPE: Catfish
MAX SIZE: 2.4" (approx. 6cm)
ORIGIN: South America
DIET: Omnivorous
CHARACTER: Peaceful
MISC: the striking orange cap on the head is what makes this species one of all time favourite


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