Corydoras ellisae, Gosline, 1940
Origin:South-America, Paraguay, Arroyo Pona, Rio paraguay system.
First import:J. D. Haseman, 1909.
Description:Bodycolor yellowish beige, large black blotch on the sides.
Care:A 60 cm tank with good filtration, although no strong current is neccessary for the animals well-being.
Feeding:Make sure they get enough to eat.
pH: 6.5-7.0 Hardness: 2-20
Breeding:Feed lots of live food(artemia, daphnia, mosquitolarvae) for one or two weeks. Do a 40-50% waterchange with aged water which should reduce the watertemperature 5 degrees or more, temperatures of 16 degrees are not a problem. . Do this every other day for a period, until they start to breed. Large eggs are produced. As described in the general section this may just be a seasonal issue.
Sexual dimorphism:Males are shorter and smaller than the females.
References:Lambourne, D. ((1995): Corydoras catfish, An Aquarist's Handbook. Blandford, London, UK.Hierronimus, H. (1997): Ihr Hobby: Corydoras Pantzerwelse. Bede Verlag, Ruhmannsfelden, Germany.Hoedeman, J. J.(1968): Aquariumvissen encyclopedie 1. Elsevier Nederland B. V., Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
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