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Corydoras Elegans 'Peru'

$1249 CAD
SKU: 400000027197

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Corydoras Elegans 'Peru'

Description

Corydoras elegans 'Peru' is a specific variant of the Corydoras catfish species. They are often referred to as Elegant Corydoras due to their graceful appearance.

  1. Temperature: They thrive in temperatures ranging from 72°F to 79°F (22°C to 26°C). Maintaining stable temperatures within this range is essential for their well-being.

  2. Minimum Size Tank: A tank size of at least 20 gallons (75 liters) is recommended for a small group of Corydoras elegans 'Peru'. They are a schooling fish, so they tend to do better when kept in groups of at least 6 individuals.

Feeding habits: These catfish are omnivorous and enjoy a diet comprising high-quality sinking pellets or wafers, supplemented with live or frozen foods like bloodworms, brine shrimp, and blanched vegetables. They're bottom feeders, so sinking food is best to ensure they get their share during feeding times.

Habitat preference: Originating from Peru, they prefer a tank setup mimicking their natural habitat, which includes sandy or fine-gravel substrates. They appreciate planted tanks with hiding spots like driftwood, caves, or dense vegetation. These hiding spots are crucial for their comfort and stress reduction.

Water pH level: They thrive in slightly acidic to neutral water conditions with a pH range between 6.0 to 7.5.

Behavior: Corydoras elegans 'Peru' are peaceful and social fish. They're known to be quite active and curious, constantly exploring the tank bottom. They will often sift through the substrate in search of food.

Schooling: These fish are best kept in groups of at least 6 individuals. They're naturally social and will be more active and less stressed when kept in the company of their own kind.

Solitary or bottom dweller: They are classic bottom-dwelling fish. You'll often find them foraging and swimming near the bottom of the tank.

Color and other details: The Corydoras elegans 'Peru' has a beautiful appearance, with a silvery body that's adorned with black spots and a distinct dark line running across its eye. Their fins may have a reddish or orange hue. They're relatively small in size, reaching up to 2 inches (5 cm) in length.

It's important to maintain good water quality with regular water changes and provide a well-balanced diet to ensure the health and longevity of Corydoras elegans 'Peru'. Monitoring tank parameters and ensuring compatibility with tankmates are also crucial for their well-being.

Specifications

  • Category
    Catfish
  • Species Type
    Corydoras Catfish
  • Water Temperature
    72°F to 78°F
  • Minimum Tank Size
    20 Gallons
  • Water pH Level
    Acidic, Neutral
  • Habitat Preference
    Driftwood, Rocky Tanks, Hiding Spots, Planted Tanks, Sandy Tanks
  • Behaviour
    Community Fish, Bottom-Dwelling, Shoaling

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Corydoras Elegans 'Peru'

$1249 CAD

Corydoras elegans 'Peru' is a specific variant of the Corydoras catfish species. They are often referred to as Elegant Corydoras due to their graceful appearance.

  1. Temperature: They thrive in temperatures ranging from 72°F to 79°F (22°C to 26°C). Maintaining stable temperatures within this range is essential for their well-being.

  2. Minimum Size Tank: A tank size of at least 20 gallons (75 liters) is recommended for a small group of Corydoras elegans 'Peru'. They are a schooling fish, so they tend to do better when kept in groups of at least 6 individuals.

Feeding habits: These catfish are omnivorous and enjoy a diet comprising high-quality sinking pellets or wafers, supplemented with live or frozen foods like bloodworms, brine shrimp, and blanched vegetables. They're bottom feeders, so sinking food is best to ensure they get their share during feeding times.

Habitat preference: Originating from Peru, they prefer a tank setup mimicking their natural habitat, which includes sandy or fine-gravel substrates. They appreciate planted tanks with hiding spots like driftwood, caves, or dense vegetation. These hiding spots are crucial for their comfort and stress reduction.

Water pH level: They thrive in slightly acidic to neutral water conditions with a pH range between 6.0 to 7.5.

Behavior: Corydoras elegans 'Peru' are peaceful and social fish. They're known to be quite active and curious, constantly exploring the tank bottom. They will often sift through the substrate in search of food.

Schooling: These fish are best kept in groups of at least 6 individuals. They're naturally social and will be more active and less stressed when kept in the company of their own kind.

Solitary or bottom dweller: They are classic bottom-dwelling fish. You'll often find them foraging and swimming near the bottom of the tank.

Color and other details: The Corydoras elegans 'Peru' has a beautiful appearance, with a silvery body that's adorned with black spots and a distinct dark line running across its eye. Their fins may have a reddish or orange hue. They're relatively small in size, reaching up to 2 inches (5 cm) in length.

It's important to maintain good water quality with regular water changes and provide a well-balanced diet to ensure the health and longevity of Corydoras elegans 'Peru'. Monitoring tank parameters and ensuring compatibility with tankmates are also crucial for their well-being.

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