March 15

Sarah Robertson

Caring for Corydoras Incolicana: The Complete Guide

Corydoras are a type of armored catfish that are popular in the aquarium trade. They are known for their playful disposition and their ability to get along with other fish. They are native to South America and are found in the Amazon River basin in Peru, Bolivia, and Brazil. There are many different species of Corydoras, and they come in a wide range of hues and patterns. One of the more well-known species is Corydoras Incolicana.

They are just like all other corydoras, however, the Corydoras Incolicana is white or cream in body color with good-sized brown spots on the flanks in horizontal bands. There is also an orange spot on the top of the head which can be quite variable in intensity.

If you are looking for a Corydoras that is slightly different from the rest, then the Corydoras Incolicana is a great choice. In this article, we shall look at everything you need to know about caring for Corydoras Incolicana so that you can make sure that your fish are happy and healthy.

A Quick Corydoras Incolicana Care Table 

  • Scientific Name: Corydoras Incolicana
  • Common Name: C001, Icana-pansermalle3
  • Diet: Omnivores
  • Care Level: Easy
  • Compatibility: Peaceful
  • Ph: 4.0 – 7.5
  • Temperature: 73.0-78.8°F
  • Water hardness: 4 – 12
  • Minimum Tank Size: 30 gallons
  • Tankmates: Corydoras, small loricariids, tetras, rasboras
  • Breeding: Egg layers
  • Size: 2.0-2.5 inches
  • Life expectancy: 3-5 years

Corydoras Incolicana size

Corydoras Incolicana is small fish, and they only grow to be about 2.0-2.5 inches in size. Because of their small size, they are best suited for aquariums that are at least 30 gallons in size. If you have a smaller aquarium, you may be able to keep them, but it is not recommended.

Corydoras Incolicana, in order to reach its maximum size, needs a good diet and water temperature. Genetics also plays a very important role in the size of these fish species.

Corydoras Incolicana lifespan

Corydoras Incolicana has a lifespan of 3-5 years. This is average for most fish, and with proper care, your Corydoras Incolicana can live a long and healthy life.

Corydoras Incolicana Appearance

Corydoras Incolicana is a small, armored catfish that have a white or cream-colored body with brown spots on its flanks. They have an orange spot on their heads, which can be quite variable in intensity. They have long, slender bodies and wide, flat heads. Their eyes are large and protrude from the sides of their head. They have a short, rounded snout and a large mouth that opens at the front of their head. Their fins are clear and they have a long, slender tail.

Like any other corydoras species, these fish have two pairs of barbels on their face, which they use to help them find food. They also have a series of plates called scutes running down the length of their body. These scutes are made of bone and are covered in a thin layer of skin.

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Corydoras Incolicana Behavior

Corydoras Incolicana is peaceful fish that do well in community aquariums. They are compatible with other corydoras, small loricariids, tetras, rasboras, and other peaceful fish. They should not be kept with fish that are aggressive or territorial.

Corydoras Incolicana is social fish and should be kept in groups of at least 6. They are known to be quite playful and will often swim in pairs or small groups.

Corydoras Incolicana is a bottom-dweller and will spend most of its time near the substrate. They like to hide among plants, driftwood, and rocks. They will also often rest on the bottom of the tank.

Corydoras Incolicana Tank Setup

Tank Setup can be very important for your Corydoras Incolicana. If you are a novice aquarist, setting up a tank can be daunting, but it is not as difficult as it may seem. Follow the following steps, and you will be sure to have a successful tank setup.

Tank Size

Corydoras Incolicana is a relatively small fish, only 2.0-2.5 inches when fully grown. To ensure they have enough space to swim and grow properly, choose an aquarium that is at least 30 gallons. While it may be possible to keep them in a smaller tank, it is not recommended." Some Corydoras may grow a little larger, so be sure to research the specific species you are interested in to make sure they will be a good fit for your tank.

Water Conditions

Corydoras Incolicana is very tolerant of different water conditions. They can live in a wide range of temperatures, from 73.0-78.8°F, and a wide range of pH levels, from 4.0-7.5. They can also live in a wide range of water hardness, from 4-12 dGH.

Although they can live in a wide range of conditions, it is always best to try to provide the most ideal conditions for your fish. This will help them to be healthier and live longer.

Make sure that the water in your tank is well-filtered and well-aerated. Nitrates and ammonia should be kept at low levels as well.

Tank Decor

When choosing decor for your Corydoras Incolicana tank, it is important to remember that these fish are bottom-dwellers. Plants are a great addition to the tank, as they will provide hiding places for the fish. Corydoras Incolicana is not known to be fin nippers, but they may nibble on plants. Be sure to choose plants that are safe for aquarium use and will not be harmful if they are eaten. Some good plants to include are Java moss, Anubias, and Echinodorus.

Driftwood and rocks can also be added for hiding places and to create a more natural look. Be sure that any rocks or driftwood you add are safe for aquarium use and will not raise the pH of your tank water. Also, make sure that the decoration does not have any sharp or pointed edges that could hurt the fish.

Corydoras Incolicana is not picky about substrate and will do well in a variety of substrates. A fine gravel or sand substrate is a good choice, as it will allow the fish to dig and burrow if they choose to. Lightening is not necessary, but you can add a low-wattage aquarium light if you prefer.

Filtration

As with all fish tanks, filtration is important to maintain water quality and prevent the build-up of toxins in the water. Corydoras Incolicana is not particularly sensitive to water conditions, but it is still important to have a good filter. A canister or hang-on-back filter will work well for this purpose. Be sure to choose a filter with a flow rate that is appropriate for your tank size.

Corydoras Incolicana Tank Mates

Corydoras Incolicana is peaceful fish and makes good tank mates for a variety of different fish. Some best fish tank mates for Corydoras Incolicana are:

  • Other Corydoras species
  • Danios
  • Rasboras
  • Tetras
  • Barbs
  • Gouramis
  • Loaches
  • Catfish

Corydoras Incolicana is also a good tank mate for shrimp and other invertebrates. Be sure to research any fish you are considering adding to your tank to make sure they are compatible with Corydoras Incolicana.

Avoid keeping them with larger fish that may see them as food. Also avoid keeping them with fish that are known to be nippy or aggressive, as this could stress the Corydoras Incolicana and make them more susceptible to disease.

Some not so-compatible tank mates for Corydoras Incolicana are:

  • Angels
  • Oscars
  • Plecos
  • Bettas
  • Chichids
  • Goldfish

You need to know some basics about the fish you want to keep before you can purchase them and add them to your tank.

Some best practices for choosing tank mates include:

  • Choosing fish that are similar in size
  • Choosing fish that have similar water requirements
  • Choosing fish that have similar temperaments

Be sure to observe the fish in your tank before adding any new fish. This will help you to see how they interact and whether or not they are compatible. If you find that the fish are not getting along, you may need to remove one or more of them from the tank.

Corydoras Incolicana Diet

 

Corydoras Incolicana is not a fussy eater and will accept a variety of different foods. In the wild, they mostly eat insect larvae, small crustaceans, and bits of plant matter. In the aquarium, they can be fed a variety of food such as:

  • Pellets: There are many different types of pellets available that are suitable for Corydoras Incolicana. Be sure to choose a pellet that is sinkable and of a small enough size for the fish to eat.
  • Flakes: Flakes can also be fed to Corydoras Incolicana, but should be used sparingly as they can cloud the water. This is especially true of larger flakes that the fish may have difficulty eating.
  • Frozen/freeze-dried foods: Frozen or freeze-dried bloodworms, brine shrimp, and daphnia are all good choices to feed Corydoras Incolicana. Be sure to thaw frozen foods before feeding them to your fish.
  • Live foods: Live foods such as blackworms, earthworms, and brine shrimp are also good choices to feed Corydoras Incolicana.However, make sure not to overfeed live foods as this can cause health problems such as obesity and indigestion.
  • Vegetables: Vegetables such as zucchini, cucumber, and peas can also be fed to Corydoras Incolicana. Be sure to blanch or steam the vegetables before feeding them to your fish.

Corydoras Incolicana should be fed 2-3 times per day. Be sure to only feed them as much as they can eat in 2-3 minutes. Any uneaten food should be removed from the tank to prevent it from decaying and causing water quality issues.

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Corydoras Incolicana Diseases

The Corydoras Incolicana is a hearty fish that rarely falls ill. But, as with all creatures, they too can develop health problems if not taken care of properly. Some diseases common among FCorydoras Incolicana are:

  • Ich: Ich is a parasitic illness that can affect Corydoras Incolicana. This condition causes white spots on the fish's body. Salt baths and copper treatments are both used to treat ich. If not treated, ich can be fatal.
  • Hole in the head: Hole in the head is a condition that affects many fish species, not just Corydoras Incolicana. This illness is caused by a lack of vitamins and minerals in the diet. It can also be caused by poor water quality. To treat holes in the head, you need to improve the water quality and diet of your fish.
  • Swim bladder disease: Swim bladder disease is a condition that affects many fish species, not just Corydoras Incolicana. This illness is caused by a build-up of gas in the swim bladder. This can be caused by overeating or constipation. To treat swim bladder disease, you need to improve the diet of your fish. If you think your fish is sick, it's important to take them to an expert for a proper diagnosis.
  • Fin Rot: Fin rot is a bacterial infection that can affect Corydoras Incolicana. This disease is characterized by frayed or ragged fins. Fin rot can be treated with antibiotics. Quarantine is also recommended to prevent the spread of the disease.
  • Columnaris: Columnaris is a bacterial infection that particularly affects Corydoras Incolicana. This disease presents with white or gray patches on the fish's body. Columnaris can be treated using antibiotics or other medications.
  • Velvet: The disease known as velvet can infect Corydoras Incolicana. The fish's body is covered in golden or yellow dust. Velvet may be treated with a variety of medications, including salt baths and copper treatments.

Symptoms

Corydoras Incolicana is a hardy fish that does not show any signs of illness. However, there are some symptoms you can look for that may indicate your fish is sick. Some of the most common symptoms include:

  • Loss of appetite
  • Listlessness
  • Clamped fins
  • Hiding
  • White spots on the body
  • Gray or white patches on the body
  • Frayed or disintegrating fins
  • Swollen abdomen
  • Scales that protrude from the body
  • Holes in the head of the fish
  • Yellow or gold dust on the body

Preventions

The best way to prevent your fish from getting sick is to provide them with a clean and healthy environment. Some things you can do to keep your fish healthy include:

  • Regular water changes: Water changes are essential for keeping your fish tank clean and free of toxins. A good rule of thumb is to do a 25% water change every 2 weeks.
  • Proper filtration: A good filter is essential for keeping your fish tank clean and free of toxins. Be sure to clean your filter regularly.
  • Regular vacuuming: Vacuuming your gravel will help remove uneaten food and waste from your fish tank. A good rule of thumb is to vacuum your gravel every 2 weeks.
  • Proper diet: A healthy diet is essential for keeping your fish happy and healthy. Be sure to feed them a variety of foods, including live, frozen, and freeze-dried foods.
  • Avoid overfeeding: Overfeeding your fish can lead to health problems. A good rule of thumb is to feed them 2-3 times a day, and only as much food as they can eat in 2 minutes.
  • Avoid overcrowding: Overcrowding your fish tank can lead to health problems. It will lead to a build-up of toxins in the water and can stress your fish out. A
  • Monitor water quality: Water quality is essential for keeping your fish happy and healthy. Be sure to test your water regularly and take steps to correct any problems you find.
  • Quarantine new fish: When you add new fish to your tank, it's important to quarantine them for 2 weeks. This will help prevent the spread of disease.

Treatment 

If you think your fish is sick, the first thing you should do is take a water sample to your local fish store or veterinarian. They will be able to test the water and diagnose the problem. Once the problem has been diagnosed, they will be able to prescribe the proper treatment. Some common treatments include:

  • Antibiotics: Antibiotics are used to treat bacterial infections.
  • Anti-inflammatory drugs: Anti-inflammatory drugs are used to treat inflammatory diseases, such as dropsy.
  • Salt baths: Salt baths are used to treat a variety of parasitic diseases, including velvet.
  • Copper treatments: Copper treatments are used to treat a variety of parasitic diseases, including velvet.
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Corydoras Incolicana Breeding

Corydoras Incolicana is an easy fish to breed in the home aquarium. Like any other fish, they need good water quality and the correct environment to breed. Some tips for breeding Corydoras Incolicana include:

  • Selecting a breeding pair: The first step in breeding Corydoras Incolicana is to select a healthy breeding pair. Be sure to choose a male and female that are of similar size and age.
  • Conditioning the breeding pair: Once you have selected a breeding pair, you will need to condition them for breeding. This can be done by raising the water temperature to 82 degrees Fahrenheit and feeding them a high-quality diet.
  • Setting up the breeding tank: The next step is to set up the breeding tank. The tank should be at least 10 gallons in size and should have a sandy bottom. Be sure to add some hiding places, such as plants or rocks. Ph must be 6.5 and dGH 3-5.
  • Adding the breeding pair: Once the tank is set up, you can add the breeding pair. Be sure to acclimate them to the new environment slowly.
  • Spawning: Once the breeding pair is conditioned and the breeding tank is set up and the pairs are added, they will be ready to spawn. The female will lay a few hundred eggs, which the male will then fertilize.
  • Caring for the fry: Once the eggs have been fertilized, they will hatch in 5-7 days. Remove the parents from the tank, as they may eat the Corydoras Incolicana Fry. The fry will need to be fed live baby brine shrimp or micro worms. Be sure to keep the water quality high, as the fry is very sensitive to changes in water quality. When the fry is about 3 weeks old, you can start to feed them crushed flakes or pellets. At this point, you can also add them to a community tank.

Frequent Questions

How big will a Corydoras Incolicana get?

Corydoras Incolicana will grow to be about 2 inches in length. However, some individuals have been known to grow up to 2.5 inches in length.

Are Corydoras Incolicana peaceful?

Corydoras Incolicana is peaceful fish that do well in community tanks. They get along with other peaceful fish, such as Tetras and Guppies.

Do Corydoras Incolicana need to be in groups?

While Corydoras Incolicana can be kept singly, they do better in groups of 3 or more. This allows them to socialize and reduces stress levels.

How often should I feed my Corydoras Incolicana?

Corydoras Incolicana should be fed 2-3 times a week. Be sure to give them a varied diet that includes both live and frozen food.

What is the best way to acclimate my Corydoras Incolicana? 

The best way to acclimate your Corydoras Incolicana is to slowly add them to the new environment. This can be done by adding a little bit of water from the new tank to their old tank each day. After a week, they can be moved to the new tank.

What can live with Corydoras Incolicana? 

Corydoras Incolicana can live with other peaceful fish, such as Tetras and Guppies. They should not be kept with aggressive fish, as they may become stressed and harassed.

Conclusion

Corydoras Incolicana is a peaceful and easy-to-care-for fish that makes a great addition to any community tank. They are easy to breed and make great parents. They are known for their white or cream-colored bodies with dark spots. Corydoras Incolicana is a hardy fish that can live in a variety of water conditions. Be sure to provide them with a varied diet that includes both live and frozen food. The temperature of the water should be kept between 72 and 82 degrees Fahrenheit. Corydoras Incolicana is best kept in groups of 3 or more. This allows them to socialize and reduces stress levels. So, if you are looking for a peaceful and easy-to-care-for fish, then the Corydoras Incolicana is the perfect choice for you!

Sarah Robertson


I am a passionate blogger who also happens to be a fish keeping enthusiast. Writing about my hobby is something that I absolutely love to do, and it's no secret that my chosen topic is always centered around fish keeping.

Sarah Robertson

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