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Corydoras arcuatus
Skunk Cory Cat

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Name: Corydoras arcuatus
Size TankpHTemp
Origin: Amazon
5 cm 60 L 7.2 25C

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These little corys are very cute. Feed them like you would usually would for other corys: bloodworms, brine shrimp, daphnia, and also pellets and flakes. Remember to keep them in groups of 3 or more. They don't have to be the same species though...very good fishes. Not too advisable for an amateur cory keeper.

Contributed by Don Woo
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These little corys are very cute. Feed them like you would usually would for other corys: bloodworms, brine shrimp, daphnia, and also pellets and flakes. Remember to keep them in groups of 3 or more. They don't have to be the same species though...very good fishes. Not too advisable for an amateur cory keeper.

Contributed by Allen
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Actually, all cories would greatly prefer to be kept in species-specific schools of 3 or more. These 'Skunks,' as they are sometimes called, are slightly more sensitive to water conditions (high ammonia, nitrites) and are prone to secondary bacterial infections compared to hardier species, like Corydoras aeneus. I keep a school of 7 in a 75 L tank, and they are some of the most entertaining occupants. I would recommend nothing smaller than a 40 L aquarium for them, as they enjoy nosing around the entire footprint of the tank. Additionally, like most Cories, these little guys love to have a sand, or small smooth gravel substrate that is easy on their sensitive barbels.

Contributed by Jenni

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