Catfish | Corydoras Matae

Catfish | Corydoras Matae

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Scientific Name:  Corydoras Matae

Common Name: Bandit Corydoras Catfish, Matae Cory

Adult Size: 2 inches

Life Expectancy: 5 years

Habitat: Columbia, South America

Minimum Tank Size: 30 gallon

Ideal Tank Conditions: 

  • Temperature Range: 69.8-75.2°F 
  • pH Range: 5.8 – 7.0
  • Hardness Range: 6-16

    Temperament: Peaceful

    Diet & Nutrition: Will readily accept a variety of meaty and vegetable matter foodstuffs including: flake, freeze-dried, frozen, live foods and pellets. This species is an excellent scavenger that will work to keep the aquarium substrate clean of excess foodstuffs and some decaying plant matter.

    Breeding & Spawning: Around 20-30 eggs are produced, these are laid slowly in clutches and carried by the female in a ''pouch'' formed by her pelvic fins. They are carried to the underside of broad leaves or sometimes the aquarium glass and deposited carefully.

    Gender: Male corydoras are generally smaller and slimmer, females are larger and rounder, true for all cories.

    Compatible Tank Mates: See Compatibility Chart

     


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