Classic Car Intelligence

Some of the above images have been provided by Tropicalfishfinder. Please be aware that variations within species mean that the fish you are sent may not be identical to the fish in the photographs.

© 2003-2017 Tropical Fish Finder | All Rights Reserved | E&OE

TF2YD Stores > Wildwoods > Catfish - Callichthidae> Rio Icana Corydoras Corydoras incolicana


Rio Icana Corydoras Corydoras incolicana

Category: Catfish - Callichthidae

Size: 4-5cm

Price: £24.95 each

Discount: No discounts available

Stock: 4 in stock



Beautiful show size XL


Further details:

Further information can be found below:

Fish type: tropical
Male or Female Cannot be sexed
Water conditions: These fish are currently kept in water Ph 7 and Soft
Breeding: TBC
Volume Discount: No discounts available
Size: 4-5cm

Corydoras incolicana (Rio Icana Corydoras)

A medium-sized species with prominent dark blotches and spots on the body and a distinctive orangey band running across the back and sides of the head. The blotches on the flanks are arranged in neat longitudinal rows, and there is a dark stripe extending down the dorsal fin spine and a short way down the flank.


Fish information (behaviour and breeding):

A peaceful, schooling fish. Best kept in groups of six or more. Corydoras do best in aquarium with other small, peaceful community species such as tetras, danios, small barbs, gouramis, etc. Dwarf cichlids are sometimes antagonistic towards these fish, and that combination is not recommended. Although Corydoras are often purchased as "scavengers" it is important that they are regularly fed on a good-quality catfish food.

Corydoras spawn in the same basic way regardless of species; the key things for the aquarist are to replicate the natural water chemistry parameters as carefully as possible and then to thoroughly condition the adults with plenty of live or frozen foods such as bloodworms and clean tubifex worms. When the females are ready to spawn they will be obviously swollen with eggs. In many cases specific spawning triggers are required, typically early morning sunshine and the addition of slightly cooler water to the tank to mimic a rainstorm.

Spawning takes place across an hour or more, with a single female being attended by multiple males as she searches the aquarium for clean, flat areas to deposit her eggs. The males fertlise the eggs that are held in a pouch-like structure formed by her pelvic fins, and the she will carefully place them onto a stone, plant leaf, or pane of glass. Up to 200 eggs will be produced. The eggs hatch within 5 days, and once free swimming the fry will eat Artemia nauplii and liquid fry foods. Corydoras fry are generally easy to rear but relatively slow growing, and both eggs and fry can be prone to fungal infections, so putting some anti-fungal medication in the water may be useful.


Fish Details:

Further fish details are shown below:

Distribution Brazil, Rio Negro system (specifcally Rio Icana)
Temperature 22-26C
Size To 5.2 cm
Water Parameters Adaptable, but avoid extremes
Water PH 6.0-8.0