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NAPO CORYDORA (Corydoras Napoensis)

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Scientific name: Corydoras napoensis

Common name: Napo corydoras

Family: Callichthyidae

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


Recommended pH range for the species: 6 - 8

Recommended water hardness (dGH): 4 - 20°N (71.43 - 357.14ppm)

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Recommended temperature: 22 - 26 °C (71.6 - 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

Napo corydoras are omnivorous and will accept all foods offered. Give them quality flakes or pellets and a weekly treat of blood worm or brine shrimp.


South America; Napo corydoras inhabit the Napo River, which is a tributary of the River Amazon.


Males tend to be smaller and slimmer in profile, there pattern is also more striking.


As with most Corydoras, large and cooler water changes will induce the spawning process. Corydoras napoensis will lay their eggs on the tank glass or on the leaves of fine leaved plants. The eggs should hatch after 4-5 days, once the fry are free swimming they can be fed on newly hatched brine shrimp or rotifers


Expected life span is 5+ years.

Short description

As with all cories, Corydoras napoensis need to be kept in small groups, at least 5 fish is fine. They are a peaceful species that do a great job of sifting through the substrate looking for food.