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Britski’s catfish

Breeding Fish Tips: Make sure that you have the necessary equipment before you start breeding fish. If you don’t have the space to keep the fry and don’t have anyone you can give them to, please don’t keep males and females in the same tank. This is especially applicable to those keeping livebearer fish like Mollies, Platies, the Guppy and the Swordtail.

Contents of this page belong to www.fishlookup.com Britski’s catfish (Corydoras britskii) is a tropical freshwater fish belonging to the Corydoradinae sub-family of the Callichthyidae family. It originates in inland waters in South America, and is found in the upper Paraguay River basin in Brazil. It was originally described by Nijssen & Isbrücker in 1983.

The fish has a high number of dorsal fin rays (15-18) when compared with Corydoras species. It has a shorter snout than C. splendens and C. multiradiatus, a larger eye, grows to a larger size, and has its head covered ventrally by a large shield extending beyond the tip of the mental barbels. It will grow in length up to 8.8 centimeters (3.5 inches).

It lives in a tropical climate in water with a temperature range of 20 – 24 °C (68 – 75 °F). It feeds on worms, benthic crustaceans, insects, and plant matter. It lays eggs in dense vegetation and adults do not guard the eggs.