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Corydoras

Corys are small catfish ranging from 2″ to 3″, their bodies are covered with an armor of bony plates. They enjoy being in groups of at least 3 or more. Adorned with beautiful patterns, used as a camouflage to avoid predators in their natural habitat in the amazonian rivers of South America. They will dwell at the bottom of the home aquarium, where they borrow in search for food using specialized barbels. Better suited for intermediate fish keeper, they should never be used to cycle a tank. Corydoras require a high quality water with a pH 7.3, free […] Read more »

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Emerald Green Corydoras (Brochis splendens)

Also known as the Green Catfish or Emerald Brochis, the Emerald Green Cory Cat comes from the regions of South America in the Amazon River basin. It inhabits waters with high vegetation and neutral pH. A minimum of a 30-gallon tank, highly planted, with plenty of driftwood will help mirror the natural habitat of this catfish. Maintain a pH close to neutral, with good filtration to ensure proper health. In the aquarium, females will collect the eggs in a pelvic fin basket and deposit them individually on plants, rocks, driftwood […] Read more »

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Panda Corydoras

The Panda Cory Cat comes from the tributaries of larger river systems in Central and South America, and is a peaceful bottom dwelling scavenger. Gold with black patches covering the eyes, dorsal fin, and at the base of the tail, requires a well planted aquarium with plenty of hiding places that provide relief from the light. A smooth sand or gravel substrate is needed because of the easily damaged barbells. They enjoy being in numbers, so a small school of six or more is ideal for these corydoras. The Panda […] Read more »

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Sterbas Corydoras (Corydoras sterbai)

Corydoras sterbai, which is referred to as Sterba’s Cory, Sterbai Cory, or Sterba’s Corydoras, is a peaceful, bottom-dwelling member of the armoured catfish group. Sterba’s Cory is often confused with Corydorus haraldschultzi, which is a different species with a lighter background and darker spots. Indigenous to the upper Rio Guapore in Brazil, South America, prefers a dark, soft-bottom aquarium shared with upper to mid-water dwelling species. A sparse array of plants, tepid clear water with some current, and allowance for plenty of free-swimming space will provide an optimal environment. During […] Read more »