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Twosaddle Corydoras (Corydoras Weitzmani)

The Two Saddle Corydoras are a popular social fish and should be kept in small groups. They are incredibly peaceful, easy to care for and non-aggressive, making them an excellent addition to any community tank. Always present hiding places for them.

Two Saddle Corydoras have a stub nose and relatively long barbels, they are also armoured instead of scaled, they display two rows of overlapping scutes running down each side and have large plates covering their head which is short and compact.

They have a light brown-tan body with three dark brown-black bands. The first band starts from the jawline then goes up over the eye, the second band runs up behind the gill plates, beginning under the pectoral and above the ventral fins, up to and into the dorsal fin at the leading edge, and the third band can be found on the end, covering the caudal peduncle. The specific shape of the spots varies somewhat from one fish to another.

The fins are all virtually transparent except for the dorsal fin that has black from the flanks running into the top third of the fin.

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Twosaddle Corydoras
Twosaddle Corydoras
Twosaddle Corydoras
Quick Facts
Scientific NameCorydoras Weitzmani
Other NamesTwo Saddle Cory, Weitzmani Cory, Dream Corydoras
ClassificationActinopterygii
OrderSiluriformes
FamilyCallichthyidae
GenusCorydoras
OriginsPeru
TemperamentPeaceful
Aquarium LevelBottom
DifficultyBeginner - Intermediate
ShoalingYes
Best kept asGroups 6+
DietOmnivore
ReproductionEgg-Scatterer
Lifespanup to 15 yea
Water Parameters
Water TypeFreshwater
PH6.0 - 8.0
GH2 - 10
TDS89 - 321
Temperature
71 - 78℉
21.7 - 25.6℃

Feeding

In the home aquarium, the Twosaddle 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 comparatively easy to differentiate males from females. When viewed from above, the females will appear a lot broader than a male. Males are shorter in length than females also and the males are portrayed as being more vibrantly coloured than females.

Other Corydoras of interest

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Agassizs Corydoras(Corydoras agassizii)
Albino Corydoras(Corydoras aeneus)
Armatus Corydoras(Corydoras armatus)
Axelrods Corydoras(Corydoras axelrodi)
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Date Added: 14/09/2020 - Updated: 18/11/2021 19:46:52