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DELPHAX CORYDORA (Corydoras Delphax)

DELPHAX CORYDORA (Corydoras Delphax)

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Scientific name: Corydoras delphax

Common name: False blochi catfish

Family: Callichthyidae

Usual size in fish tanks: 4 - 5 cm (1.57 - 1.97 inch)


Recommended pH range for the species: 6 - 7.5

Recommended water hardness (dGH): 4 - 12°N (71.43 - 214.29ppm)

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Recommended temperature: 21 - 26 °C (69.8 - 78.8°F)

The way how these fish reproduce: Spawning

Where the species comes from: South America

Temperament to its own species: peaceful

Temperament toward other fish species: peaceful

Usual place in the tank: Bottom levels

Food and feeding

Typical of all Corydoras these fish need plenty of vegetable matter in their diet, sinking algae wafers or pellets are ideal to ensure they get their fair supply of food. False blochi catfish will also relish a treat of bloodworms.


Their natural habitat is the rivers of Colombia, South America.


False blochi catfish can only be sexed when they reach maturity; the females tend to be larger and plumper in the body shape.


Getting Corydoras delphax to spawn can be achieved by lowering the water level combined with dropping the water temperature by a couple of degrees. They will scatter their eggs on the tank glass and substrate.


Average lifespan of False blochi catfish is 3-5 years...

Short description

False blochi catfish are a shy species of Corydoras who prefer the company of their own species rather than being mixed with other species. Open swimming spaces must be provided for them as they are active at night.

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