- Scientific name: Corydoras axelrodi
- Common name: Pink corydoras, Axelrod's Corydoras
- Group: Catfishes
- Habitat: South America, Columbia
- Size: 5 cm
- Biotope: Found in the Meta River basin in Colombia
- Social behavior: Very peaceful community fish, should be kept in a school.
- Diet: Omnivorous and they search their food on the bottom, give them a great variety of live, frozen and dry food.
- Breeding: Quite easy
- Tank: Minimum 60 litres
- Population: 4-5 fish for 70 litres
- Decoration: The aquarium should be planted densely. Use sand or fine gravel for substrate.
- Temperature: 20-23°C
- pH: 6-7
- Hardness: 1-15NK°
- Lifespan: 5-10 years
Description: Coloration is the same for both sexes, a goldish body with dark markings. They are an attractive fish, though not brightly colored. There is a stripe down the back, starting at the front of the dorsal fin and ending at the front of the tail. Another stripe follows the same line about midway down the side of the body, and there are usually more markings, ranging from partial stripes to spots. Females have a larger underbelly, when viewed from the top will look a lot wider than a male. Males are also smaller in length than females .
Add fine leaved plants to the breeding tank and start performing regular water changes with slightly, cooler water. This should trigger the spawning. Pink corydoras lays eggs in dense vegetation and adults do not guard the eggs. The female holds 2-4 eggs between her pelvic fins, where the male fertilizes them for about 30 seconds. Only then does the female swim to a suitable spot, where she attaches the very sticky eggs. The pair repeats this process until about 100 eggs have been fertilized and attached. It is wise to move the eggs to a separate tank after spawning, or move the parents. After 2 days the eggs hatch. When the young fishes are swimming free you can raise them with very fine infusoria. After a week they can eat baby brine shrimp. They grow quickly.
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