Reproduction of Corydoras pygmaeus
Document source: http://www.fishbase.org/Reproduction/FishReproSummary.php?ID=12194&GenusName=Corydoras&SpeciesName=pygmaeus&fc=156&StockCode=12520
 
Main Ref. Riehl, R. and H.A. Baensch, 1991
Mode dioecism
Fertilization in brood pouch or similar structure
Mating type
Spawning frequency
Batch spawner Ref.  
Reproductive guild nonguarders
brood hiders
Parental Care
Description of life cycle and mating behavior The female holds 2-4 eggs between her pelvic fins, where the male fertilizes them for about 30 seconds. Only then the female swims 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 (Ref. 1672).
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Entered by Froese, Tom on 06.04.98
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