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It’s name comes from “armatus” which translates as “armed, with weaponry” and refers to the specimen’s pointed pectoral and dorsal fin spines. Originally comes from South America, the upper Amazon River basin. Like any other corys, the armatus is a schooling fish, hence they like to be kept in groups of several individuals. They also prefer sand or fine gravel as a substrate due to their sensitive underbelly and barbels.
As tank mates, they are very peaceful and go very well in planted tanks or with sand and driftwood.
Recommended tank parameters:
- Minimum tank size: 40 liters
- Temperature: 22 to 26 degrees Celsius
- PH: 6.0 to 8.0
- KH: 5 to 20 dKH
- Best substrate sand or fine gravel