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Corydoras Adolfoi

Local bred

Name: Adolfos Cory
Scientific Name: Corydoras Adolfoi

Native Location: Brazil, Colombia

Climate: Tropical

Maximum Size: 6cm

Temperament: Peaceful

Diet: Omnivore

Breeding: Moderate

Temperature Range: 20-26 (68-79)

Preferred pH Range: 4.0-7.0 

Minimum Aquarium Size: 60cm X 30cm X 30cm

Potential Tankmates: Tetra species, angelfish, Severum

Care Level: Easy

Corydoras adolfoi, or Adolfo’s Cory, is a captivating tropical freshwater fish species highly sought after by aquarists worldwide.

These charming little catfish originate from the Rio Negro basin in Brazil, a blackwater habitat with acidic pH, low mineral content, and high concentrations of dissolved humic substances. Here, the water is typically clear but deeply stained with tannins from decaying organic material, resembling tea.

Adolfo's Cory is a small catfish with elegant colouration, featuring a black stripe with a striking orange or reddish crown on its head. This unique colour scheme provides excellent camouflage against the dark substrate and fallen leaves in their natural habitat, protecting them from predators.


Like other Corydoras, the Adolfoi are a peaceful, social fish known for their playful, bottom-dwelling behaviour. They have a unique swimming pattern, often darting up to the water's surface to gulp air, a trait inherited from their adaptation to low-oxygen environments and not to be mistaken for a fish struggling for air. Their feeding behaviour is equally fascinating. They use their sensitive barbels to rummage through the substrate to find food particles. 

In captivity, Corydoras adolfoi will readily accept a variety of foods. A diet of high-quality sinking pellets, supplemented with live or frozen foods like bloodworms, brine shrimp, and daphnia, will keep them healthy and active.

The aquarium setup should include a soft, sandy substrate to mimic their natural environment to protect their delicate barbels. Driftwood, leaf litter, and plants can be added to provide hiding spots and mimic the tannin-stained waters they are familiar with.

Breeding Corydoras Adolfoi can be a rewarding experience. They are egg layers and prefer to deposit their eggs on flat surfaces, often aquarium glass or plant leaves. To encourage breeding, increase the frequency of water changes and lower the water temperature slightly, mimicking the conditions of their natural rainy season. Once the eggs are laid, they should be moved to a separate tank to prevent them from being eaten.

 

All our fish are quarantined on arrival for two weeks. During this time, they are treated for any possible diseases and given a complete health check  to make sure they are health, happy and eating well before being placed in our display aquariums, ready for sale.

Dead on Arrival (DOA) Policy: In the unfortunate event that your fish arrives dead, please follow these steps: Within 12 hours of the delivery, take clear, unopened bag pictures showing the deceased fish. Send these photographs and your order number to our customer service email at getfish@thefishroom.co.nz or to our Facebook page and we will then offer a refund or store credit for the cost of the fish. 

Two-Week Guarantee Policy: We stand behind the health and quality of our fish, which is why we offer a two-week guarantee starting from the day of delivery. If your fish dies within this time frame, adhere to the following procedure: Take clear photos of the deceased fish. Using a reliable test kit, document via a dated photo, water parameters (pH, ammonia, nitrate, nitrite levels). Please email us the photographs, water parameters, and order number to getfish@thefishroom.co.nz or our Facebook page. After reviewing your claim, if approved, we will issue a store credit for the cost of the fish. Our two-week guarantee does not cover fish deaths due to unsuitable water conditions, incompatible tank mates or “disasters” i.e. a heater overheating. We recommend thoroughly researching each fish species' needs before introducing them to your aquarium to prevent such situations. 

 Freight Charges: Please note that shipping or freight charges are non-refundable under all circumstances. We hope this guide makes our refund and guarantee process more understandable. If you have any questions or need further clarification, please get in touch with us at getfish@thefishroom.co.nz. We are always happy to assist. Thank you for choosing The Fish Room. Happy fish keeping! 

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