Corydoras axelrodi, Roessel, 1962
Origin:South-America, Colombia, Rio Meta & Rio manacacias.
Etymology: After Axelrod, H.
First import:K. Swegles.
Description:Bodycolor beige brown, black mask, black line on the side and one on the back.Fins transparent except for the base of the dorsal fin. Iridescent shine on the gill covers
Care:A 60 cm tank with filtration. The darker the environment, the better the colors in the fish. Minimal a school of 4 fish, better to have 6 or more.
Feeding:Will eat all general food.
pH: 6.0-6.5 Hardness: 2-20
Breeding:A 60 cm tank, large waterchange with 5 degrees colder water. Eggs are mostly placed in plants. Up to 150 eggs are laid, and hatch after 4 days.
Sexual dimorphism:Check from above, females are wider.
Prices:Netherlands 3 Euro for normal fish.
Additional:The difference with C. loxozonus seems to be that this fish has no irregular pigment in the dorsal and caudal fins. Loxozonus has a melinated spine in the dorsal fin, and also spots that may form lines below the linea lateralis. Dark line on the side of loxozonus is located a bit higher on the side, and is also wider.
References:Lambourne, D. ((1995): Corydoras catfish, An Aquarist's Handbook. Blandford, London, UK.Hierronimus, H. (1997): Ihr Hobby: Corydoras Pantzerwelse. Bede Verlag, Ruhmannsfelden, Germany.
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