Peppered Corydora Hifin

* Peaceful bottom feeder with a stunningly elongated dorsal fin.
* Thrives in groups, prefers clean water with fine sand substrate.
* Scavenger with a healthy appetite, enjoys sinking pellets and algae wafers.

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## Peppered Corydoras Hifin

The Peppered Corydoras Hifin, also known as the High-Fin Cory (Corydoras paleatus ‘Hi-fin’), is a captivating freshwater fish prized for its peaceful nature and elegant fins. This variant of the popular Peppered Corydoras boasts a stunningly elongated dorsal fin, adding a touch of grace to your aquarium.

### Scientific Name

Corydoras paleatus ‘Hi-fin’

### Water Quality

Peppered Corydoras Hifin thrives in clean, well-maintained aquariums. They prefer slightly acidic to neutral water with a moderate flow. Regularly scheduled water changes are crucial for maintaining good water quality.

* **Temperature:** 72°F – 82°F (22°C – 28°C)
* **pH:** 6.0 – 7.5
* **GH:** 5 – 15 dGH
* **KH:** 4 – 8 dKH

### Feeding

Peppered Corydoras Hifin are bottom feeders with a healthy appetite. They scavenge for leftover food particles and graze on algae wafers, sinking pellets, and flakes. Offering a variety of foods ensures they get the necessary nutrients.

### Tank Mates

Peaceful community fish are ideal tank mates for Peppered Corydoras Hifin. Some good options include:

* Neon Tetras
* Ember Tetras
* Harlequin Rasboras
* Dwarf Gouramis
* Peaceful Plecos

Avoid aggressive fish or those that occupy the bottom layer of the tank.

### Substrates and Tank Decorations

* **Substrate:** Fine sand or smooth gravel is ideal. Avoid sharp rocks that can injure their barbels.
* **Decorations:** Provide hiding places with driftwood, rocks, and live plants.

### Suitable Plants

Live plants are not only aesthetically pleasing but also help maintain water quality. Choose low-light plants that won’t compete for nutrients with the fish. Some good options include:

* Java Fern
* Cryptocoryne
* Hornwort
* Anubias

### Sexing and Breeding

Sexing Peppered Corydoras Hifin can be challenging. Generally, females are slightly larger and rounder than males. Breeding can occur in established aquariums with proper water conditions. Males will initiate a breeding dance, and the female will scatter eggs among the plants.

### Maximum Size and Longevity

Peppered Corydoras Hifin typically reach a maximum size of around 2.5 inches (6 cm) and can live for 5-7 years with proper care.

### Behavior

Peppered Corydoras Hifin are peaceful, social fish that spend most of their time scavenging the bottom of the tank. They are active swimmers and will dart around in playful spurts.

### Things to Consider Before Buying

* **Schooling fish:** Peppered Corydoras Hifin are schooling fish and do best in groups of 5 or more.
* **Tank size:** A minimum tank size of 10 gallons is recommended for a small group.
* **Peaceful tank:** Avoid housing them with aggressive fish.

### General Information

Peppered Corydoras Hifin are relatively easy to care for, making them a good choice for beginner aquarists. Their calm demeanor and interesting appearance make them a valuable addition to any peaceful community tank.

### Fun Fact

Peppered Corydoras Hifin have a unique ability to breathe air through their intestines. This allows them to survive in low-oxygen environments by surfacing and taking in air through a specialized organ.

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 – 15 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 – 28°C

How long will I live

Life Span

5 – 7 Years

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