The Melini Cory Catfish will grow in length up to 2.0 inches (5.0 centimeters). It lives in a tropical climate in water with a 6.0 - 8.0 pH, a water hardness of 2 - 25 dGH, and a temperature range of 72 - 79 Â°F (22 - 26 Â°C). It feeds on worms, benthic crustaceans, insects, and plant matter. It lays eggs in dense vegetation and adults do not guard the eggs. The female holds 2-4 eggs between her pelvic fins, where the male fertilizes them for about 30 seconds. Only then does the female swim to a suitable spot, where she attaches the very sticky eggs. The pair repeats this process until about 100 eggs have been fertilized and attached.
Species: Melini Cory Catfish
Environment: Tropical Community Aquarium
Maturity Size: 2"
Average Lifespan: 5 years
Experience Level: Beginner
Eating Characteristics: Flake, frozen, freeze-dried
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