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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In other projects Wikimedia Commons Wikispecies. Feeds on worms, crustaceans, insects and plant matter Ref. Please help improve corydora article by adding citations to paleatsu sources. As several pairs may corydoars simultaneously, there can be several hundred eggs. This is available in white and brown, both look good. Their barbels are important for finding food, and should remain healthy. Heavily planted areas should also be provided, where the light is minimized, as they like darker areas due to their bottom-feeding nature.

They can be seen to dart to the top of the tank: Unfortunately they are often sold as fish which help to keep the tank clean.

Corydoras paleatus Jenyns Callichthys paleatus, Corydoras maculatus, Corydoras marmoratus, Silurus 7-radiatus, Silurus quadricostatus. The discussion page may contain suggestions.


In the wild Corydoras paleatus feeds on worms, crustaceans, insect larva and a little vegetable matter. She now starts cleaning a spot on the glass to lays her eggs on. Corydoras paleatus is found in the amazon corydofas, [1] and feeds on worms, crustaceansinsectsand plant matter.

In reproduction, males do not behave aggressively toward each other, nor do they monopolize mating areas or females. The female darts away and the males search for her and find her a few moments later. It is not known why cories do this even on oxygen rich waters.

Peppered cory, Corydoras paleatus — Fish, Tanks and Ponds

Sounds Ciguatera Speed Swim. They also have spines in the leading rays of the pectoral fins to deter larger predators from eating them. Collaborators Pictures Stamps, Coins Misc. Reproduction Adopts typical corydoras spawning behaviour.

Fish, Tanks and Ponds

Ideal tankmates would be other small fish such as tetras and dwarf cichilds. Corydoras will appreciate some cover in the form of rocks or bogwood. This is not the case, they will however eat all the food which lands on the floor of the aquarium which might otherwise cordyoras been overlooked by the other fish.

Corydoras are members of the armoured catfish family. You must be logged in to post a palwatus. Breeding They breed freely in captivity often with one female and two males. Phylogenetic diversity index Ref.


They should be kept in a group of coryeoras least five individuals. Main reference Upload your references References Coordinator: This may have to be repeated over several days before spawning is triggered. Peppered catfish will eat their fry.

The male releases his seed and the cofydoras catches it in her mouth. Bottom Distribution and habitat Origin: This page was last edited on 22 Marchat 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.

Corydoras adopt a T-shaped spawning position, by interlocking their pelvic fins. These fish have sensitive barbels and one should have the proper substrate for them. 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 paleagus 30 seconds. The process is repeated until all the eggs have been laid. Views Read Edit View history. Sexing When adult the female Corydoras paleatus are a little larger and much more heavily built than are males.

The males will begin to pursue the females until spawning begins.