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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This article may need to be rewritten entirely to comply with Wikipedia’s quality standards. Corydoras Fish of South America Fish described in They also have spines in the leading rays of the pectoral fins to deter larger predators from eating them. Views Read Edit Corycoras history.

Reproduction Adopts typical corydoras spawning behaviour. The males shiver all over the female and may lie down on top of her. To keep their barbels whiskers in the best condition one requires the fine gravel that looks like coarse salt. Peppered corys come in two forms, the normal coloured paleatsu an albino form, they are one of the most reliably peaceful and hardy community fish available.

In a community the eggs were invariably eaten,notably by gourami, but I saved a batch and soon laleatus 4 babies swimming around.

Entered by Torres, Armi G. Fond in ponds slow moving rivers and streams.

Corydoras paleatus (Pepper Cory) — Seriously Fish

Bottom Distribution and habitat Origin: The lighting must not be too bright and hiding places, such as bogwood are needed as they like to hide from the light during certain parts of the day. Feed a varied diet consisting of a good quality dried sinking food supplemented with regular meals of small live and frozen foods.


Gut analyses of wild specimens have shown it to be an opportunistic omnivoreconsuming a range of worms, crustaceans, plant matter and other zoobenthos. After depositing a group of eggs closely together, the female rests for a few moments.

Gravel with sharp edges will cut their barbels until they are gone. These fish have sensitive barbels and one should have the proper substrate for corydofas.

Short description Morphology Morphometrics Dorsal spines total: They are capable of moving sizable chunks of substrate in search of food.

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. Callichthys paleatus, Corydoras maculatus, Corydoras marmoratus, Silurus 7-radiatus, Silurus quadricostatus. Sign our Guest Book.

Fry should be ppaleatus small foods such as microworm initially and from there progressed onto powdered food, brineshrimp nauplii and on to standard aquarium foods. OK so not quite but as an introduction to egg laying fish they are a good start. It is sometimes seen in the shops as an albino form, although this is similar to other albino corys see paleatue C. Bring the fish into condition by paleatks plenty of live or frozen foods such as bloodworm.

It is not known why cories do this even on oxygen rich waters. As several pairs may spawn crydoras, there can be several hundred eggs. This map was computer-generated and has not yet been reviewed. The eggs should hatch in about six days. The female darts away and the males search for her and find her a few moments later. They have very strong and sharp spines in their pectoral fins and sadly some individuals sustain damage to their eyes during shipping, it is worthwhile checking the condition of their eyes before making a purchase in order to save yourself having problems with a possible infection a few days later.


Peppered corys shouldn’t be kept on sharp substrate because it will very likely damage their barbels and might lead to infection, fine sand or rounded gravel makes an ideal substrate for these fish. Whilst they will take as much flake food as they can find I definitely recommend adding pellets corydorass granules, plus the occasional live food -bloodworm and microworms are much appreciated as they will rest on the substrate.

Pepper Cory

Its common names include blue leopard corydoraspa,eatus corydoras and peppered catfish. They like to nibble on the algae that grows on floating plants, but are not a specialized algae-eating catfish. She now starts cleaning a spot on the glass to lays her eggs on. Most of the available fish are captive bred, specifically for the trade but wild-caught specimens are occasionally available and are much more vividly coloured.

Corydoras paleatus

When she is ready to spawn she turns to the male next to her and pounds furiously below his ventral fin. This is available in white and brown, both look good. The female holds eggs between her pelvic fins, where the male fertilizes them for about 30 seconds. Corydoras are members of the armoured catfish family.

The males regroup and start chasing each other and then resume chasing the female. At first the fry will eat mainly the protozoan organisms in the tank, but will soon be able to eat fry foods.