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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Along with the bronze cory, the pepper cory is one of the most commonly found cories in the hobby. Short description Morphology Morphometrics Dorsal spines total: Some breeders report greater success with difficult species when the ratio of males to females is increased.

Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources. Feeding Cprydoras the wild Corydoras paleatus feeds on worms, crustaceans, insect larva and a little vegetable matter. Feeds on worms, crustaceans, insects and plant matter Ref. It is not known paleatuss cories do this even on oxygen rich waters. It is sometimes seen in the shops as an albino form, although this is similar to other albino corys see the C.

Corydoras paleatus, Peppered corydoras : aquarium

Cories are best bred in groups where there is a ration of at least two males to every female. These fish have sensitive barbels and one should have the proper substrate for them. Corydoras paleatus is found in the amazon basin, [1] and feeds on worms, crustaceansinsectsand plant matter.

The female cups her ventral fins and lays a few eggs normally about corydoas in them. This is not the case, they will however eat all the food which lands on the floor of the aquarium which might otherwise have been overlooked by the other fish.


Corydoras are sometimes observed taking a gulp of air at the water surface: She paleatjs starts cleaning a spot on the glass to lays her eggs on.

By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Corydoras paleatus is a species of catfish order Siluriformes of the family Callichthyidae. Reproduction Adopts typical corydoras spawning behaviour. Corydoras will appreciate some cover in the form of rocks or bogwood. I have even kept them alongside pygmy corys without problems despite the obvious size difference.

Bring the fish into condition by feeding plenty of live or frozen foods such as bloodworm. Be careful not to syphon out any fry!

Corydoras Fish of South America Fish described in Bottom Distribution and habitat Origin: In other projects Wikimedia Commons Wikispecies. Corydoras paleatus Pepper Cory Classification Callichthyidae. Life cycle and mating behavior Maturity Reproduction Spawning Eggs Fecundity Larvae The female holds eggs between her pelvic fins, where the male fertilizes them for about 30 seconds.

The males shiver all over the female and may lie down on top of her. Other than a couple of losses due to various water issues I have had good success with C.

Phylogenetic diversity index Ref. Fond in ponds slow moving rivers and streams. In the wild Corydoras paleatus feeds on worms, crustaceans, insect larva and a little vegetable matter.

Pepper Cory

The pair repeats this process until about eggs have been fertilized and attached Ref. Corydoras are egg depositors and lay their eggs all over the aquarium.


Unfortunately they are often sold as fish which help to keep the tank clean. Ideal tankmates would be other small fish such as tetras and dwarf cichilds Sexual Dimorphism Females grow considerably bigger and are much more rounded, particulalry when inbreeding condition. The males regroup and start chasing each other and then resume chasing the female. A good indication of this is that the fish will swim up and down the front of the glass relentlessly.

Collaborators Pictures Stamps, Coins Misc. This is used by males during courtship and intrapersonal communicationand by both sexes and ppaleatus when distressed. When she is ready to spawn she turns to the male next to her and pounds furiously below his ventral fin. A couple of downsides: It is a very good choice for the community aquarium, as it is a hardy, good looking, and peaceful fish. Entered by Torres, Armi G.

Wild status The health of the wild population of Corydoras paleatus has not been evaluated.

Corydoras paleatus – Wikipedia

Native range All suitable habitat. The process is repeated until all the eggs have been laid. In a community the eggs were invariably eaten,notably by gourami, but I saved a batch and soon had 4 babies swimming around. Paleeatus 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.