Schwartzi Corydoras

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The Schwartzi cory is one of the many varieties of Corydoras species. It is of the regular size for the cories, which is about 2.5 to 3 inches. The Schwartzi cory also has relatively the same preferences for water parameters. These little fish like neutral water, 6.5 - 7.5 for the pH, the water being soft and the temperature around 71 - 75°F (22-24°C). They come from the rivers of Brazil. So they prefer a well planted tank that has lots of hiding places. Their home should be at least 10 gallons for a school of just 3 cories. These fish, if cared for properly, will live to around 3 to 5 years.
Since these are social little fish, they like to be in a school of at least 3 of the same species. If you want to have multiple cories in the tank, then try and have at least 3 of each species. Most species prefer the company of their own species, but if they have none of their own species, they will school with other species. These fish have such a peaceful nature, the C. schwartzi can be put with many different fish, except larger cichlids, and any other fish that are big enough to eat the cory.

Schwartzi Cory Species Profile and Care Information

Scientific Name : Corydoras schwartzi

Common Names : Schwartzi Cory

Care Level : Easy

Size : 2.8" (7cm)

pH : 6.5 - 7.5

Temperature : 72°F - 75°F (22°C - 24°C)

Water Hardness : Soft

Lifespan : 3 - 5 years

Origin / Habitat : Brazil, South America

Temperament / Behavior : Peaceful and likes to be in groups

Breeding / Mating / Reproduction : Breeding them can be difficult in the home aquarium.

Tank Size : 10 gallon or larger.

Compatible Tank Mates : Anything that will not eat them or harass them too much.

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Diet / Fish Food : Bottom feeder, they scavenge the food off the bottom of the tank. Supplement their diet with algae wafers and sinking shrimp pellets fed at night.

Tank Region : Lower-bottom of the tank with the odd time of spawning surfaces being along the glass of the tank.

Gender : Females are larger and rounder than the males of the same age.

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