Julii Cory - Corydoras Julii
Julii Cory - Picture by Mr.Prototype
Species Name: Corydoras Julii
Common Names: Julii Cory, Julii Catfish, Leopard Cory
Max Size: 2 - 2.5 Inches / 5-6 cm
Origin: Lower Amazon River and coastal rivers in northeastern Brazil
Temperament: Very peaceful
Company: Keep in schools of 3-4+, 6+ is ideal. Can be kept with most friendly peaceful fish species.
Water Parameters: Low to moderate PH,(6.0-7.5), Low to medium dH,(4-19), Temperature, 72-78 (22-25.5 C)
Aquarium Setup: The julii cory cat should not be kept in a tank of less than 10-15 Gallons / 50-75 L. Use sand or gravel as substrate, avoid rough substrate as the corys can hurt their snouts on rough substrate while rummaging around for food. This species love a planted tank with driftwood.
Feeding: Accepts flake foods, algae wafers, Cory pellets, shrimp pellets, insects, benthic crustaceans, most types of worms including diced earthworms, and most plant and vegetable matter.
Sexing: Females are often bigger and heavier than males. They also have rounder bellies which make their faces sit up off of the substrate when resting.
Breeding: Though breeding can be more difficult, it is similar to other species of cory. The female carries a few of the eggs between her fins while the male fertilizes them. She then finds a safe spot, usually heavy with vegetation, and hides them. They will continue this process until around 100 eggs have been fertilized. A PH of 7.0 is ideal for breeding and as always using cooler water for water changes can induce spawning.
Julii catfish - Picture by Mr.Prototype
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