San Juan Cory - Corydoras Bilineatus
San Juan Cory - Corydoras Bilineatus

San Juan Cory - Corydoras Bilineatus

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Species Name: Corydoras Bilineatus

Synonyms:  Zweilinien Panzerwels

Common Names: San Juan Cory

Subfamily: Corydoradinae

Family: Callichthyidae

Order: Siluriformes

Class: Actinopterygii

Max Size: 2 Inches

Environment: Freshwater

Origin: Madeira River basin in Bolivia.

Temperament: Very peaceful

Company: Keep in schools of 3-4+, 6+ is ideal. The San Juan cory does can be kept with most peaceful fish.

Water Parameters: The San Juan Cory does best in conditions similar to most other Corys. Low to moderate PH,(6.0-7.7), Low to medium dH,(4-19), Temperature, 72-82 F (22-28 C)

Aquarium Setup: 10-15 Gallons minimum tank size. Sand or gravel substrate, rough substrate is not recommended as they can hurt their snouts. The San Juan Cory especially 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, with rounder bellies which make their faces sit up off of the substrate when resting. Males more smaller and more slender.

Breeding: Rarely recorded due to a recent introduction of the species to the aquarium hobby. Its safe to assume breeding is similar to other Corys, the female carries a few of the eggs 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 6.5 - 7.0 is ideal for breeding and as always using cooler water for water changes can induce spawning.