Brazil: Sao Gabriel da Cachoeira, a small tributary of the upper Rio Negro.
Soft & slightly acidic conditions are best long-term. pH: 5.5-7.0, dH: up to 15 degrees.
No special requirements
Mature females are larger and appear fuller when viewed from above.
Catfish pellets, granules, flake and frozen foods
Adolfo's Cory is an eye-catching, sought-after species, that is ideally suited to smaller softwater aquaria. The substrate should consist of soft sand in order to protect the delicate barbel area, and plenty of shady hiding spots amongst bogwood/plants should be incorporated. As a sociable species,Corydoras adolfoimust be kept in groups of 5 or more. The aquarium should be well mature before this species is added and frequent partial water changes are a must, as they can be very sensitive to elevated nitrate levels. Large shoals of small midwater "˜dither fish"™ will encourageC. adolfoiout into view. Other peaceful species such as some of the smaller fish from the tetra, pencilfish and rasbora families make ideal tankmates.Corydorashave the ability to breathe air intestinally, so a small gap should be left between the surface of the water and the cover slides in order for the fish to come up to the surface and take air in. It may do this numerous times per day. Similar in appearance toC. imitator, which possesses a longer snout.C. duplicareusandC. burgessialso bear a close resemblance and many fishes sold as 'adolfoi' are the more heavily markedduplicareus.
Sinking catfish pellets, frozen foods such as mosquito larvae and brineshrimp.
*Product Photo is for reference only. Exact fish might vary in size and colour.