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Corydoras ehrhardtii, Steindachner, 1910

Origin: Brazil, Santa Catarina, in affluents from the Jaragua mountains in the vivinity of Joinville.

Etymology: Named in honour of W. W. Ehrhardt

Synonyms:Corydoras meridionalis, Ihering, 1911.

First European import: First collected by W. W. Ehrhardt in 1909.

Description: See picture, similar to C. paleatus, but spotted.

Care: This Corydoras is best kept a bit cooler than other Corydoras, and appreciates a lot of current in the tank. Hence Corydoras ehrhardti is better suited for a species tank, than for a community tank. Otherwise undemanding, and easy to keep.

Temperature: 19-22 degrees.

Feeding: Omnivorous, prefers live foods such as mosquito larvae.

Size: Up to 5 cm.

pH: 6.5-7.5

Breeding: Unknown. Probably similar to C. paleatus. The fish have been bred in captivity. see http://www.corydoras.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk/corydoras_ehrhardti_htm.htm

Sexual dimorphism:Males thinner and less plump.

Prices: Unknown.

Additional: Seldom available.

Picture references:Picture 1: E. Naus

References:Baensch, H. A., Riehl, R.(1985): Aquarien Atlas II. Mergus Verlag, Melle, Germany.Lambourne, D. ((1995): Corydoras catfish, An Aquarist's Handbook. Blandford, London, UK.

Http://www.corydoras.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk/corydoras_ehrhardti_htm.htm

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