Napoensis Corydora (Cory Napo)

* Dazzling Corydoras! Peaceful bottom feeders with striking black & white pattern.
* Social fish, sift for food with barbels, prefer soft sand & peaceful tank mates.
* Easy care, 1.8″, live 5-8 years!

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## Napoensis Corydoras: A Sparkling Addition to Your Tank

The Napoensis Corydoras, also known as the Napo Spotted Cory, is a stunning freshwater catfish species prized for its dazzling black and white speckled pattern. These peaceful bottom dwellers are a captivating choice for hobbyists seeking a beautiful and easy-to-care-for fish.

**Scientific Name:** Corydoras napoensis

## Water Quality

Napoensis Corydoras thrive in clean, well-maintained aquariums. Here are the ideal water parameters:

* **Temperature:** 72-78°F (22-26°C)
* **pH Level:** 6.0-7.5 (slightly acidic to slightly alkaline)
* **GH Level:** 5-12 dGH (soft to moderately hard water)
* **KH Level:** 4-8 dKH (moderately low to moderately high carbonate hardness)

## Feeding

Napoensis Corydoras are omnivores and will readily accept a variety of foods.

* **Staple Diet:** High-quality sinking tablets or granules formulated for bottom feeders.
* **Supplements:** Frozen bloodworms, brine shrimp, or daphnia for added protein and enrichment.
* **Treats:** Occasional live foods like tubifex worms can be offered as a treat.

## Tank Mates

Peaceful community fish are ideal tank mates for Napoensis Corydoras. Here are some good options:

* Tetras
* Rasboras
* Apistogramma dwarf cichlids
* Other peaceful Corydoras species

**Avoid:** Large or aggressive fish that could harass the Corydoras.

## Substrates and Tank Decorations

* **Substrate:** Smooth sand or a fine gravel substrate is best to protect their delicate barbels.
* **Decorations:** Driftwood, smooth rocks, and live plants provide hiding places and grazing areas.

## Suitable Plants

Napoensis Corydoras benefit from the presence of live plants:

* Low-light plants like dwarf crypts, Anubias, and Java ferns.
* Floating plants can help diffuse light further.

## Sexing and Breeding

Breeding Napoensis Corydoras in captivity can be achieved. Males are typically slimmer with more pointed dorsal fins than females. Cooler water temperatures and water changes can stimulate breeding.

## Maximum Size and Longevity

* **Maximum Size:** Up to 1.8 inches (4.5 cm)
* **Longevity:** 5-8 years with proper care

## Behavior

Napoensis Corydoras are peaceful, social fish that thrive in groups of 5 or more. They are known for their constant foraging at the bottom of the tank, using their barbels to sift through the substrate for food scraps and detritus.

## Things to Consider Before Buying

* **Tank Size:** While adaptable, a minimum 20-gallon tank is recommended to accommodate a group of Corydoras.
* **Peaceful Tank Mates:** Avoid housing them with aggressive fish.
* **Substrate Choice:** Ensure the substrate is smooth to avoid injuring their barbels.

## General Information

Napoensis Corydoras are relatively rare in the aquarium trade, adding to their appeal for hobbyists seeking unique and beautiful fish.

## Fun Fact

Napoensis Corydoras, like many other Corydoras species, are facultative air breathers. They have a modified intestine that allows them to gulp atmospheric air at the water’s surface, supplementing their oxygen intake!

Specification

My Family

Family

Callichthyidae

Where I am from

Origin

South America

My behaviour

Social

Yes

How do I breed

Breeding

Egglayer

Can you keep me

Care Level

Easy

Potential of Hydrogen

pH Level Aquarium pH measures water acidity/alkalinity. 7 is neutral. Fish have pH preferences; maintain ideal levels for their health and stability.

6.0 – 7.5

General Hardness

GH Level GH (General Hardness) in aquariums measures minerals like calcium and magnesium. It affects fish health by showing water\'s mineral content.

5 – 12 dGH

Carbonate Hardness

KH Level KH (Carbonate Hardness) in an aquarium stabilizes pH. It acts like a shield, keeping the water conditions just right for fish.

4 – 8 dKH

Temperature

Temperature Ideal temperature needed for fish

22°C – 26°C

How long will I live

Life Span

5 – 8 Years

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