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Gold Laser Corydoras (CW010)

Gold Laser Corydoras (CW010)

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The Gold Laser Corydora (Corydoras CW010) is a stunning and sought-after variety of the Corydoras catfish. Known for its striking golden coloration and intricate patterning, this species adds beauty and charm to any aquarium. Here's a description of the Gold Laser Corydora and how to provide proper care for them:

1. Physical Characteristics:
- Size: Gold Laser Corydoras generally reach a length of 2 to 2.5 inches (5 to 6.3 cm) when fully grown.
- Appearance: They have a sleek, streamlined body with a vibrant golden-yellow coloration and distinctive black markings, which resemble a laser-like pattern. The fins are typically transparent or lightly colored.

2. Habitat and Water Parameters:
- Natural Habitat: Gold Laser Corydoras originate from the blackwater streams and rivers of South America, where they inhabit low-pH, acidic waters. They are typically found in soft water environments.
- Aquarium Setup: To replicate their natural habitat, set up a well-planted aquarium with driftwood, rocks, and leaf litter to create hiding spots and mimic their preferred environment. Utilize a dark substrate to enhance their coloration.
- Water Conditions: Gold Laser Corydoras thrive in soft, acidic water conditions. Maintain a pH level below 6.5 (preferably around 6.0) and keep the water hardness (GH) below 5 dGH. Stability in water parameters is essential for their well-being.

3. Tank Size and Tankmates:
- Tank Size: Provide a spacious tank with a minimum size of 20 gallons to allow for ample swimming space. A larger tank is beneficial if you plan to keep them in a group.
- Schooling Nature: Gold Laser Corydoras are social fish that prefer to be kept in groups of six or more individuals. They feel more secure and display their natural behavior when kept in a school.
- Tankmates: Choose peaceful and compatible tankmates that prefer similar water conditions. Avoid aggressive or fin-nipping fish that may harm or stress the Corydoras. Suitable tankmates can include other small peaceful fish and shrimp.

4. Feeding:
- Diet: Gold Laser Corydoras are omnivorous and accept a variety of foods. Offer them a balanced diet consisting of high-quality sinking pellets or granules specifically formulated for bottom-dwelling fish. Supplement their diet with frozen or live foods like bloodworms, brine shrimp, and daphnia to provide additional nutrition and variety.
- Feeding Frequency: Feed them small amounts of food two to three times a day, providing only what they can consume within a few minutes. Remove any uneaten food to maintain water quality.

5. Water Maintenance:
- Water Quality: Regularly monitor water parameters using a reliable test kit. Maintain excellent water quality by performing regular partial water changes (around 25% of the tank volume) every one to two weeks.
- Filtration: Use a gentle filtration system to provide water movement and keep the tank clean. Ensure the filtration does not create strong currents that may stress the fish.

By recreating their natural habitat and maintaining stable water conditions, you can provide a suitable home for Gold Laser Corydoras. These eye-catching catfish make for an attractive addition to any aquarium, showcasing their vibrant golden coloration and engaging behavior.

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