The female holds eggs between her pelvic fins, where the male fertilizes them for about 30 seconds. Only then the female swims to a suitable spot, where . Synonym(s), Callichthys paleatus, Corydoras maculatus, Corydoras marmoratus, Corydoras microcephalus, Silurus 7-radiatus, Silurus. One of the most underrated Corydoras in my opinion is the Peppered Corydoras, Corydoras paleatus, and if you can pick up some decent specimens they will.
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Peppered catfish will eat their fry. Corydoras are sometimes observed taking a gulp of air at the water surface: A good indication of this is that the fish will swim up and down the front of the glass relentlessly. Corydoras will appreciate some cover in the form of rocks or bogwood. The spawning lasts more than an hour and many eggs are laid. Life cycle and mating behavior Maturity Reproduction Spawning Eggs Fecundity Larvae Corydlras female holds eggs between her pelvic fins, where the male fertilizes them for about 30 seconds.
Gut analyses of wild specimens have shown it to be an opportunistic omnivore dorydoras, consuming a range of worms, crustaceans, plant matter and other zoobenthos.
Freshwater; demersal; pH range: The males will begin to pursue the females until spawning begins. Its common names include blue leopard corydorasmottled corydoras and peppered catfish. Wild status The health of the wild population of Corydoras paleatus has not been evaluated. Native range All suitable habitat. When adult the female Corydoras paleatus are a little larger and much more heavily built than are males.
Be careful not to syphon out any fry! In the wild Psleatus paleatus feeds on worms, crustaceans, insect larva and a little vegetable matter. Summary page Point data Common names Photos. Reproduction Adopts typical corydoras spawning behaviour. The female darts away and the males search for her and find her a few moments later. You must be logged in palearus post a comment.
In a community the eggs were invariably eaten,notably by gourami, but I saved a batch and soon had 4 babies swimming around. Collaborators Pictures Stamps, Coins Misc.
This article needs additional citations for verification. The males regroup and start chasing each other and then resume chasing the female.
I have found them to be social, active, non-aggressive, bulletproof — and dumb as a bag of nails! Favourite spots include the heater, filter tubes and the glass, although, occasionally eggs are also laid on plants. They breed freely in captivity often with one female and two males.
Found in ponds Ref. This may have to be repeated over several days before spawning is triggered. Some breeders report greater success with difficult species when the ratio palfatus males to females is increased.
As several pairs may spawn simultaneously, there can be several paleaths eggs.
Peppered cory, Corydoras paleatus — Fish, Tanks and Ponds
Females grow considerably bigger and are much more rounded, particulalry when inbreeding condition. They can be successfully coryvoras with other small, peaceful aquarium fish like livebearersdanios and tetras.
Unfortunately they are often sold as fish which help to keep the tank clean. The female cups her ventral fins and lays a few eggs normally about 4 in them. Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources. Ideal tankmates would be paleeatus small fish such as tetras and dwarf cichilds Sexual Dimorphism Females grow considerably bigger and are much more rounded, particulalry when inbreeding condition.
Peaceful catfish for the smaller community aquarium. It grows to around 7. Diet should be sinking pelletsalgae wafers, frozen and live food, such as bloodworm or daphnia. Along with the bronze cory, the pepper cory is one of the most commonly found cories in the hobby.
This is used by males during courtship and intrapersonal communicationand by both sexes and juveniles when distressed. Peppered corys come in two forms, the normal coloured and an albino form, they are one of the most reliably peaceful and hardy community fish available. Medium, minimum paleatuw doubling time 1. They should be kept in a group of at least five individuals.
The eggs are deposited on aquarium furniture or glass and after spawning the fish pay no further attention to the brood. It is sometimes seen in the shops as an albino form, although this is similar to other albino corys see the C. Does best kept in groups.
Fish, Tanks and Ponds
Breeding They breed freely in captivity often with one female and two males. The pair repeats this process until about eggs have been fertilized and attached Ref. It is a very good choice for the community aquarium, as it is a hardy, good looking, and peaceful fish.