- Scientific name: Corydoras trilineatus
- Common name: Leopard catfish, Three line cory
- Group: Catfishes
- Habitat: South America; Peru.
- Size: 6 cm
- Biotope: Along banks of slow-moving rivers with soft bottom material.
- Social behavior: A peaceful, undemanding fish, ideal for community tanks and beginning aquariasts.
- Diet: Live, aquatic insects, white worms, Tubifex , Brine Shrimp, insect larvae, tablets, flake
- Breeding: Quite easy
- Tank: Minimum 80 litres
- Population: 6-8 fishes for 90 litres
- Decoration: These catfish like a well-planted tank with many hiding places (wood, roots, rocks). Use fine gravel or sand as a substrate, for these fish burrow.
- pH: 6-7,2.
- Hardness: 2,2-14NK°
- Lifespan: 8-15 years
Description: The body is stocky and deep, with an arched back. Two rows of bony plates make up each side of the fish. The upper has 21-23 plates, while the lower 19-21. Two pairs are located on the upper jaw. The body color is tan or gray while the belly is white. The body is dotted with dark spots that are brown or black in color. The fins are the tan to bronze in color, also covered with spots. The upper part of the dorsal fin is black. There are dozens of similar Corydoras species that are often confused and sold as this fish.
The females are larger and plumper behind their pectoral fins, and less colorful. Easier to sex when viewed from above.
Make frequent partial water changes and feed the fish live foods to get them in spawning condition. Spawning is initiated by the addition of cooler water. A single pair or sometimes a group will spawn together. The rest of the breeding procedure is similar to other Corydoras species.
(One spot mouthbrooder)
(Bleeding heart tetra)
(Flame tetra, Red tetra)
(Lesser bleeding heart tetra)
(Black phantom tetra)
(Siamese algae eaters)
(Rummy nose rasbora)
(Clown botia, Clown loach)
(Giant Cory, Barbatus Catfish)
(Midget Catfish, Midget Sucker Catfish)
(Giant Whiptail, Golden Whiptail)
(Dwarf corydoras, Pygmy corydoras )
(African butterfly cichlid)
(Blue tetra, Cochu's Blue Tetra)
(L155 catfish, Polka Dot Lyre Tail Pleco)
(Yellow Congo Tetra)
(African fern, Congo fern)
(False bandit cory)
(Golden Pheasant, Red Aphyosemion)
(Red-chinned Panchax, Black-lipped Panchax)
(Tire Track Eel)
(Two spot barb)
(Red-Striped Earth Eater)
(Banded Dwarf Cichlid)
(Needle Catfish, Farlowella cat)
(Brichard's slender cichlid)
(Red tailed catfish)
(Julii Cory, Leopard Cory)
(Common Bristlenose Catfish)
(Smudge Spot Cory)
(Black band catfish)
(Harald Schultz's Cory)
(Regan's pike cichlid)
(Figure Eight Puffer, Eye Spot Puffer)
(Bandit Cory, Masked Cory)
(Fahaka Puffer, Nile Puffer)
(Japanese Bamboo Plant)
(Banded jewel cichlid, Five Star General)
(Two-spot Pike Cichlid)
(Golden Vampire Pleco)
(Redfin Tiger Loach)
(Three Beacon Pleco)