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Corydoras ellisae, Gosline, 1940

Origin:South-America, Paraguay, Arroyo Pona, Rio paraguay system.

Etymology: Ellis......

Synonyms:None

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.

Temperature: 20-26

Feeding:Make sure they get enough to eat.

Size:6.5 cm

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.

Prices:unk

Additional:

Picture references:none

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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