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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Low vulnerability 10 of Callichthys paleatus, Corydoras maculatus, Corydoras marmoratus, Silurus 7-radiatus, Silurus quadricostatus.
Fish, Tanks and Ponds
I have found them to be social, active, non-aggressive, bulletproof — and dumb as a bag of nails! Too often corys, and the cheaper species in particular, are seen as cleaning crew only and are fed meagre diets.
Does best kept in groups. When adult the female Corydoras paleatus are a little larger and much more heavily built than are males. Main reference Upload your references References Coordinator: Beware that fry are difficult to spot on the brown gravel. Their barbels are important for finding food, and should remain healthy. They like to nibble on the algae that grows on floating plants, but are not a specialized algae-eating catfish.
This fish species reaches about 5. The males shiver all over the female and may lie down on top of her. Views Read Edit View history. Its common names include blue leopard corydorasmottled corydoras and peppered catfish.
To keep their barbels whiskers in the best condition one requires the fine gravel that looks like coarse salt. Maximum Standard Length 2. Peppered catfish will eat their fry. Feeding In the wild Corydoras paleatus feeds on worms, crustaceans, insect larva and a little vegetable matter. The palearus will begin to pursue the females until spawning begins. 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.
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In the wild Corydoras paleatus feeds on worms, crustaceans, insect larva and a little vegetable matter. When she is ready to spawn she turns to the male next to her and pounds furiously below his ventral fin. This article may need to be rewritten entirely to comply with Wikipedia’s quality standards.
This article needs additional citations for verification. Unsourced material may be challenged and removed. Gravel with sharp edges will cut their barbels until they are gone. Corydoras paleatus Jenyns In other projects Wikimedia Commons Wikispecies. Whilst they will take as much flake food as they can find I definitely recommend adding pellets or granules, plus the occasional live food -bloodworm and microworms are much appreciated as they will rest on the substrate.
They breed freely in captivity often with one female and two males. Feed a varied diet consisting of a good quality dried sinking food supplemented with regular meals of small live and frozen foods.
They may also occasionally enjoy blanched paaleatus, which can be attached to plants with a peg or the side of the glass with magnetic clips. Peppered corys shouldn’t be kept on sharp substrate because it will very likely damage their barbels and might lead to infection, fine sand or rounded gravel makes an ideal substrate for these fish. Adopts typical corydoras spawning behaviour.
This map was computer-generated and has not yet been reviewed. The female holds eggs between her pelvic fins, where the male fertilizes them for about 30 seconds. It is sometimes seen in the shops as an albino form, although this is similar to other albino corys see the C. But almost all the fish in the hobby are bred in captivity. Corydoras are sometimes observed taking a gulp of air at the water surface: The process is repeated until all the eggs have been laid.
Breeding They breed freely in captivity often with one female and two males. The males regroup and start chasing each other and then resume chasing the female. Only then the female swims to a suitable spot, where she attaches the very sticky eggs. Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources.
The pair repeats this process until about eggs have been fertilized and attached Ref. It is not known why cories do this even on oxygen rich waters.
They should be kept in a group of at papeatus five individuals. Phylogenetic diversity index Ref. I have even kept them alongside pygmy corys without problems despite the obvious size difference.