The female holds eggs between her pelvic fins, where the male fertilizes them for about 30 seconds. Only then the female swims to a suitable spot, where . Synonym(s), Callichthys paleatus, Corydoras maculatus, Corydoras marmoratus, Corydoras microcephalus, Silurus 7-radiatus, Silurus. One of the most underrated Corydoras in my opinion is the Peppered Corydoras, Corydoras paleatus, and if you can pick up some decent specimens they will.

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Wild status The health of the wild population of Corydoras paleatus has not been evaluated. Reproduction Adopts typical corydoras spawning behaviour.

Most of the available fish are captive bred, specifically for the trade but wild-caught specimens are occasionally available and are much more vividly coloured.

Feeding In the wild Corydoras paleatus feeds on worms, crustaceans, insect larva and a little vegetable matter. This article may need to be rewritten entirely to comply with Wikipedia’s quality standards.

Fry should be fed small foods such as microworm initially and from there progressed onto powdered food, brineshrimp nauplii and on to standard aquarium foods.

This cogydoras was last edited on 22 Marchat Too often corys, and the cheaper species in particular, are seen as cleaning crew only and are fed meagre diets.

This map was computer-generated and has not yet been reviewed. The process is repeated until all the eggs have been laid. Along with the bronze cory, the pepper cory is one of the most commonly found cories in the hobby. Corydoras Fish of South America Fish described in The males shiver all over the female and may lie down on top of her.


Short description Morphology Morphometrics Dorsal spines total: Diet should be sinking pelletsalgae wafers, frozen and live food, such as bloodworm or daphnia.

Summary page Point data Common names Photos. Habitat Rivers, tributaries and standing waters including pools and small lakes. Bottom Distribution and habitat Origin: Wikimedia Commons has media related to Corydoras paleatus. Life cycle and mating behavior Maturity Reproduction Spawning Eggs Fecundity Larvae The female holds eggs between her pelvic fins, where the male fertilizes them for about 30 seconds.

Corydoras paleatus (Pepper Cory) — Seriously Fish

Crydoras all other corydoras they need easy access to the water surface where they will visit every few minutes to take a gulp of air. The males regroup and start chasing each other and then resume chasing the female.

An exceptionally peaceful fish and great community fish. Peppered catfish will eat their fry. The discussion page may contain suggestions.

Only then the female swims to a suitable spot, where she attaches the very sticky eggs. Maximum Standard Length 2. They can be seen to dart to the top of the tank: A couple of downsides: Beware that fry are difficult to spot on the brown gravel.


Corydora will appreciate some cover in the form of rocks or bogwood.

Corydoras paleatus – Wikipedia

By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Main reference Upload your references References Coordinator: Information at a glance pH: Found in ponds Ref. Medium, minimum population doubling time 1. But almost all the fish in the hobby are bred in captivity.

Corydoraw to parts of southern Brazil, Uruguay, Paraguay and Argentina. It is sometimes seen in the shops as an albino pleatus, although this is similar to other albino corys see the C. The male releases his seed and the female catches it in her mouth.

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Freshwater; demersal; pH range: This is not the case, they coryforas however eat all the food which lands on the floor of the aquarium which might otherwise have been overlooked by the other fish. They breed freely in captivity often with one female and two males. Collaborators Pictures Stamps, Coins Misc. Oaleatus are not as likely as some fish to eat their eggs but it is still best to remove the adults when spawning is complete.