Corydoras Hastatus

Species Information

Corydoras hastatus

Native to South America: Amazon Basin.

Loves aquatic plants and lives in schools in the wild. This fish looks delicate but is hardy. It is interestingly individual. Its movements are unlike those of other catfishes, possibly excepting the Glass Catfish, Kryptopterus bicirrhus.

The body is translucent olive. Usually the dark stripe down the side is a little clearer than shown here. The white crescent arching around a black spot at the base of the tail makes it easy to identify.

A few large, single eggs are deposited on the sides of the glass. Neither eggs nor the young are eaten by the parents. The babies are about 1/4 inch when they are born and are easily reared on sifted Daphnia. Domestic-raised specimens seem to fair much better in the aquarium then imported stock.

The fish takes ordinary food and breed at about 75 degrees.  

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