Guapore Corydoras (Corydoras Guapore)
Guapore Corydoras are incredibly docile, very peaceful and are a super easy fish to own. These Corys are an excellent Catfish choice for the established softwater community aquarium. However, these fish will do better if kept in groups of 4 to 6 individuals due to their shoaling nature.
It would be better if you housed Guapore Corys with small to medium tankmates such as Rasboras, Tetras and Danios and avoid much larger, more aggressive or boisterous fish, or they will get easily stressed. These fish thrive in quieter aquariums, where you will see them swimming together in groups, generally with their heads in a slightly elevated position.
Your aquarium needs to be well planted with several hiding places, and the substrate needs to be relatively soft; therefore, sand or smooth gravel would be a good choice. Filtration is an individual choice with either external or internal power filters with a good water flow. You should perform frequent partial water changes as this species can be susceptible to high nitrate levels. Corydoras can breathe air intestinally, so you should leave a small gap between the surface of the water and the lid so the fish may come up to the surface and take in air.
Guapore Corys have a short compact head and large eyes. Their bodies are sandy coloured that can change to an orangey-yellow when in good condition. They also display reddish blush cheeks, have very subtle spots and present a blueish black blotch on the caudal peduncle. They also have an adipose fin with a black blotch to rear, their dorsal fin has spotted bands, and their Caudal fin has a prominent banding of 8 to 10 rows of spots.
|Scientific Name||Corydoras Guapore|
|Other Names||Guapore Cory|
|Aquarium Level||Bottom - Middle|
|Difficulty||Beginner - Intermediate|
|Best kept as||Groups 5+|
|Lifespan||5 - 7 years|
|PH||5.0 - 7.0|
|GH||2 - 25|
|TDS||36 - 215|
|72 - 82℉|
22.2 - 27.8℃
In the home aquarium, the Guapore 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.
It is somewhat straightforward to differentiate between male and female Guapore Corydoras. Females will usually grow a little larger, are deeper bodied and are noticeably broader than males. In contrast, males have spiked dorsal and pelvic fins, whereas females are rounded.