Corydoras with three bands
Basic Poisson always appreciated aquarists. Preferring an acid fresh water, there is gregarious and remains discrete in the aquarium. It belongs to Corydoras most popular, it nevertheless needs a good surface on the ground to be at ease.
OriginThe Corydoras trilineatus also called Corydoras with three bands , is a Poisson of fresh water of the family of the Callichthyidae and originating in South America (Brésil, Colombia, Peru, Suriname).
Description and dimorphismTypical anatomy of the Corydoras composed of a body obviously made to rest at the bottom, let us barbillons are present around the mouth, allowing them to excavate the ground in the search of food. Clear general tonality with dark vertical stripes and a black horizontal line extending from the medium of the body to the caudal fin. The Corydoras julii , with which it is often confused, present as for place of the dark points instead of the stripes. One can easily differentiate them with an informed eye, the drawings of the trilineatus rather forming a labyrinth on the head while the julii is well composed of points. At the trilineatus, as for the majority of will corydoras, the males are smaller and more slender than the females.
Behavior, maintenance and ideal aquariumThey must be obligatorily maintained in group of 6 minimum, 10 being more suitable. It is one will corydoras discrete which often remains in the low plants of the aquarium, in the shade.
He prefers a fresh water with a GH ranging between 5 and 15, an acid water with a pH ranging between 6 and 7 (can accept up to 7,2) as well as a temperature enters 22 and 26°C.
The ideal aquarium is composed of low plants, of many hiding-places in the form of various rocks, roots to enable him to withdraw itself with the sight. One will need a good surface on the ground, count for 10 individuals a surface of 100x40 minimum. Take care that the ground is not cutting, that could wound or to cross their let us barbillons rather fragile.
ReproductionThe laying takes place in the dense vegetable zones. The adults do not deal with their eggs. The female maintains 2 to 4 eggs between its pelvic fins, time that the male fertilizes them (approx. 30 S). It is only after the female swims towards a suitable place to deposit its eggs there. Those, particularly sticking, remain hung to the plants. The couple repeats the same scenario until a hundred eggs are fertilized and deposited.
FoodTowards, small shellfish, insects, plants.
Error not to be made" Women of ménage" , " Basic cleaners " , etc are commercial names . Do not forget that they are not cleaners , they are fish commes the others which have specific needs that it is necessary to satisfy to be able to make them live correctly. Nourish them specifically, they will not be able to be satisfied with the remainders. The basic tablets, frozen (worms of vase, etc) and even a vegetable contribution are very appreciated.
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