Rob McLure is currently a member of the Milwaukee Aquarium Society in Milwaukee, WI. With over 30 years of experience keeping fish, he has tried virtually everything (especially in his college days) from big cichlids to mini reefs. Rob has bred more than 95 species of aquarium fish and currently maintains more than 50 tanks in his small basement fishroom. He has focused almost exclusively on Corydoras for the past 4 plus years and has managed to breed 50 species in the Corydoradinae group to date, almost all of those multiple times.
Rob was introduced to Corydoras when his father bought a few "Julii catfish" at a local pet shop for his younger sister "Julie". These were fascinating to watch and throughout the years he always found room to keep some of the small and interesting bottom dwellers. Several years back after a club breeding program induced spawning spree of 25 different fish in one year Rob decided he wanted more focus in what he was doing. Out of all the fish spawned that year, the Corydoras paleatus were by far the most fun so the choice of what to focus on was easy. Four and a half years later he now has more than 70 types of Corydoradinae fish in his home and has been told by friends and family that he most likely qualifies as an addict of some sort! Rob hopes to continue breeding and enjoying Corydoras for as long as he possibly can.