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Three-lined Corydoras

Discussion in 'Catfish' started by Captain Retardo, Apr 5, 2007.

  1. Captain Retardo

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    Common Names: Julii Corydoras, Three-Lined Corydoras, False-Julii Corydoras

    Scientific Name: Corydoras trilineatus

    Distribution: Peruvian amazon: Rio Ampiyacu, Rio Ucayali and the Yarina Cocha. Ecuador: Rio Pastaza. (from Planetcatfish.com)

    Family: Callichthyidae

    Adult Size: 2 inches

    Care: A hardy fish, keep the aquarium clean and have hiding places. Sand or rounded gravel is required, as sharp pieces of gravel will eventually destroy Cory's barbels. Temperature of 70-78 Fahrenheit. Not too fussy about pH, as long as it is reasonable. Remember to keep Cories in groups of 4 or more.

    Feeding: They will eat anything that hits the bottom, mine especially relish sinking shrimp pellets. Don't make the mistake of thinking it is a scavenger and will find all its food in the sand, Cories need to be fed just like any other fish.

    Sexing and Breeding: Just like other Corydoras species. Sexing: Females are fatter when looked at from above.
    Breeding: Like other Cories, breeding requires a water change with cooler water (preferably a large water change, while making a lot of splashes on the surface), live and frozen food leading up to breeding is also beneficial.

    Comments: These fish are often mislabeled at LFS's as Julii Corydoras, the actual Julii Cory (Corydoras julii) has spots on its head, while Corydoras trilineatus spots are reticulated (connected).

    A few old pics of my Corydoras trilineatus:
     

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  2. d&a

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    Here's a few close-up shots of my Julii Cories

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  3. Harlequins

    Harlequins ***Corydora Crazy***

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    6 wk old cory fry
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