CW005 Albertini Cory
Scientific Name: Corydoras pantanalensis Common Name: Albertini Corydoras Family: Callichthyidae Origin: South America; found in the waterways of Bolivia.
Description: Albertini Corydoras, scientifically known as Corydoras pantanalensis, is a peaceful freshwater fish from South America. They belong to the family Callichthyidae and are commonly referred to as Albertini Corydoras. These fish typically grow to a size of 7 - 9 cm (2.76 - 3.54 inches) and have a lifespan of 3-5 years in captivity.
Temperament: Albertini Corydoras have a peaceful temperament towards their own species and other fish in the aquarium. They prefer to dwell at the bottom levels of the tank.
Recommended Tank Conditions:
- pH Range: 6.3 - 7.2
- Water Hardness (dGH): 1 - 15°N (17.86 - 267.86 ppm)
- Temperature: 21 - 25°C (69.8 - 77°F)
Tank Setup: To ensure the well-being of Albertini Corydoras, use a sandy substrate to protect their delicate barbels. Additionally, provide hiding places in the form of wood or rock formations. These fish are social, so it's advisable to keep them in small groups of at least 5 specimens.
Feeding: Albertini Corydoras are omnivores. They can be fed a quality flake or sinking pellets as their main diet, and algae wafers can be added as supplements. Twice a week, they will relish treats of blood worms and brine shrimp. Feed them during the evenings when they are most active.
Sexing: To distinguish between males and females, view them from above. Females will be slightly larger and have a stockier body shape. Mature males may display a green tinge in their body coloration.
Breeding: In aquarium settings, there are no reported cases of Corydoras pantanalensis breeding. In the wild, they are known as egg scatterers.
Keepers should be mindful of their specific water parameters and tank conditions to provide the best environment for Albertini Corydoras, ensuring their health and well-being.