Corydoras delphax, n, 19
Origin: Colombia, Rio Inirida system.
Etymology: delphax(L.): ?
Class: Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) Order: Siluriformes Family: Callichtthyidae, subfamily: Corydoradinae
First European import: Unknown
Description: See picture
Care: Very hardy Corydoras species, that will endure even the worst conditions. To keep them properly they should be kept in a group of 6 or more fish, receive biweekly waterchanges, and the water shouldn't be too hard. Sharp gravel will damage the barbs.
Temperature: 21-26 °C
Feeding: Omnivorous, all food is accepted.
Size: Up to 6.0 cm
pH: 6.0-7.5 Hardness: Up to 25 dGH
Breeding: Similar as other Corydoras. Large waterchanges with water that's a few degrees colder will induce spawning. Wildcaught fish may only spawn from december to march.
Sexual dimorphism: Males are thinner.
Picture references:Picture 1 E. Naus
References:Baensch, H. A., Riehl, R.(1985): Aquarien Atlas II. Mergus Verlag, Melle, Germany.
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