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|Breeding Corydoras elegans Steindachner 1877|
by Allan James
Corydoras elegans - pair, female to left
elegans - eggs
I picked out two pairs
of this species from a friends collection, noting
particularly that one of the females was quite
heavy. After getting them home I put them into
an 18in x12in x 12in tank which I use for breeding
Corydoras, with small rounded pea gravel,
java moss and a sponge filter. I fed my usual
foods, flake, tablets, daphnia and bloodworm (live
and frozen). After about a week I added a
powerhead for extra aeration and started with
cool water changes about twice a week.
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