Aquaria/Salt and pepper catfish

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The salt and pepper catfish, Corydoras habrosus, is a tropical freshwater fish found in the Upper Orinoco River basin in Venezuela and Colombia. The fish grows up to 0.8 in (2.0 cm) long.

It is a peaceful fish and can be kept in a community aquarium of smaller fish species such as ember tetras. It can be fed most sinking foods, but may eat flakes. It enjoys frozen food and sinking wafers. It can be kept with small shrimp and snails. They should not be kept in tanks smaller than 10 gallons because they need room to swim around. Use fine-grained substrate and keep the temperature between 70 and 80°F with a pH of 6.0 - 7.5.

In captivity, it deposits eggs in plants near the substrate, particularly on the undersides of leaves. Eggs are rarely placed on the top of the leaves. The spawning male protects the female from other males attempting to spawn with her.