Hog Nose Cory (Corydoras multiradiatus)

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Remarks: Hog Nose Corys (Corydoras multiradiatus) were once considered to be Brochis multiradiatus, a sister genus to Corydoras. They have more than 10 rays in the dorsal fin compared to most Corys, which have 7. Recent genetic studies have placed the old Brochis genus in between two groups of Corydoras, indicating they may be more closely related than it first seemed. This species is one of the the largest and most robust Corys. As they grow, they change from a mottled juvenile pattern to a shimmering green-bronze color. Because of their size, they look excellent in a large tank with big cichlids such as GeophagusHeros, and other South Americans. 

Corydoras are often looked at as "scavengers," but they should be treated in a similar fashion as the rest of your fish. They are omnivores and require a mixed diet. Flake food is readily accepted, as is baby brine shrimp and small pieces of blackworm. 

Scientific NameCorydoras multiradiatus

Common Name: Hog Nose Cory

Max Size: 4"

pH: 5.8-8.0

Hardness: Soft

Temperature: 72-82°

Aggressiveness: Peaceful

Region of Origin: South America

Captive Bred or Wild: Wild

Diet: Flake or pellet

Compatibility: Schooling fish, dwarf cichlids, small catfish, livebearers, invertebrates.

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