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Fulleri Corydoras (Corydoras fulleri C115/C116)

The Fulleri Corydoras is a small, peaceful freshwater fish that are easy to care for and incredibly hardy. In addition, these Corys are good-looking and are an excellent addition to any community aquarium.

Fulleri Corys are shoaling species in nature, so it is best to maintain them in a group of at least six individuals, preferably more, as they appear to be much more confident. In addition, their personalities and behaviours are fascinating to watch.

Ideal tankmates for Fulleri Corys could include smaller species such as Rasboras, small Barbs, Pencilfish, Dwarf Cichlids, Rainbowfish and Tetras. It is also possible to keep them with other Corydoras species and Plecos.

However, it would be better if you didn't keep them with larger, more boisterous or aggressive species, as there is a risk of them being intimidated and outcompeted.

An aquarium setup designed to mimic their natural habitat would be ideal; this can include a sand or smooth gravel substrate, plenty of driftwood, and low-light ground plants like Anubias or Java Ferns. Taller plants with larger leaves, like Amazon Sword, is also suitable. The plants will help dim the aquarium from the bright light and complete the look.

The Fulleri Corydoras will also do well in a well-planted aquarium; however, you must keep the water clean as these Corys are sensitive to deteriorating water conditions and high nitrates.

There is a great deal of variation among Fulleri Corydoras. There are numerous small black dots scattered throughout the body of these fish, on a light base colour. These Corys have a prominent black bar across the lateral line, extending from their tail's base to their dorsal fin's rear base. In addition, these Corys possess a "flag tail" with thin black bars formed from tiny black dots on the caudal fin rays.

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Fuller's Corydoras
Quick Facts
Scientific NameCorydoras fulleri C115/C116
Year Described2021
Other NamesFuller's Cory
ClassificationActinopterygii
OrderSiluriformes
FamilyCallichthyidae
GenusCorydoras
OriginsPeru
TemperamentPeaceful
Aquarium LevelBottom
DifficultyBeginner - Intermediate
ShoalingYes
Best kept asGroups 6+
DietOmnivore
ReproductionEgg-Layer
Lifespan8 - 12 years
Water Parameters
Water TypeFreshwater
PH6.5 - 8.0
GH2 - 18
Temperature
72 - 79℉
22.2 - 26.1℃

Feeding

In the home aquarium, the Fulleri Corydoras will readily accept most good quality dried foods such as granules, flakes and sinking pellets. These modern food products have been developed to provide all adequate nutrition to maintain your fish's health and dietary requirements.

Providing additional foodstuffs such as live, frozen, and freeze-dried meals such as bloodworm, daphnia, and tubifex once or twice a week will provide additional benefits to your fish's health and well-being but is not a must for this fish.

It should be noted that bloodworms should only be given as an occasional treat and should not be used as the staple diet as they are difficult for fish to digest and can potentially cause blockages.

This fish is an omnivore in the wild, meaning it will consume some vegetable matter. Although most modern fish foods take this into account and include them in their products, you can still supplement your fish's diet with blanched vegetables such as spinach, broccoli, and zucchini. Ensure you do not overfeed your fish and remove any leftovers the following day.

Sexual Dimorphism

It is relatively straightforward to differentiate between male and female Fulleri Corydoras. Females grow slightly larger and are fuller-bodied; this is best monitored from above the fish. In addition, males typically have more pointed fins as they mature than rounded fins in females.

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Araguaia Corydoras(Corydoras araguaiaensis)
Armatus Corydoras(Corydoras armatus)
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Date Added: 18/01/2023 11:05:03 - Updated: 18/01/2023 14:45:02