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post #1 of 6 Old 07-15-2012, 01:41 PM Thread Starter
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What is the smallest corydoras species??
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post #2 of 6 Old 07-15-2012, 02:21 PM
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Pygmaus, hastasus and habrosis are the 3 smallest - collectively known as dwarf corys. I probably spelled them wrong.

There are also some small aspidoras species.

125 - BGK, chanchito cichlid, pictus cats, silver dollars, palmas bichir
125 - cichlids (severums, bolivian rams, chocolate), rainbows ( turquoise, red), loaches (angelicus, zebra, kuhli and horseface), plecos (BN, RL and clown), denison barbs, tiretrack eel, pearl gouramis, betta
90 - Congo tetras, african knife, upside down cats, spotted ctenopoma, kribensis, delhezzi bichir
2.5 - betta
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post #3 of 6 Old 07-15-2012, 04:28 PM
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The three mentioned by jaysee are in our profiles with photos [click shaded names]:
Corydoras hastatus
Corydoras pygmaeus
Corydoras habrosus

There are some others, not encountered in the hobby very often. Corydoras bondi, C. cochui, C. gracillis, and a few more. These all remain under 4 cm.

We have one Aspidoras included, namely Aspidoras pauciradiatus which is probably the most commonly seen in the hobby. There are now 20 distinct species (Ferraris 2007), though some ichthyologists have proposed the inclusion of all Aspidoras species into Corydoras.

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post #4 of 6 Old 07-16-2012, 08:49 AM
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hastatus are quite nice iv kept them in a nano tank few years back, they do better and are more active in groups of around 6
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post #5 of 6 Old 07-16-2012, 10:55 AM
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As far as I know, all the dwarf corys do best in larger than groups than "normal".

125 - BGK, chanchito cichlid, pictus cats, silver dollars, palmas bichir
125 - cichlids (severums, bolivian rams, chocolate), rainbows ( turquoise, red), loaches (angelicus, zebra, kuhli and horseface), plecos (BN, RL and clown), denison barbs, tiretrack eel, pearl gouramis, betta
90 - Congo tetras, african knife, upside down cats, spotted ctenopoma, kribensis, delhezzi bichir
2.5 - betta
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post #6 of 6 Old 07-16-2012, 12:02 PM
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True, I would aim for no less than 9. These also stay up in the water column much more than on the substrate.

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Something we all need to remember: The fish you've acquired was quite happy not being owned by you, minding its own business. If you’re going to take it under your wing then you’re responsible for it. Every aspect of its life is under your control, from water quality and temperature to swimming space. [Nathan Hill in PFK]
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