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The Bronze Cory Catfish (Corydoras aeneus) is native to several countries in South America. It is becoming very well-known for the red-orange coloration that it develops across its body as it matures. It is a very animated, distinctively marked schooling fish that is perfect for the nano, community, and planted aquarium.

The Bronze Cory Catfish is a very peaceful schooling fish that is compatible with most nano aquarium animals, including dwarf cichlids and angelfish. It might prey on small dwarf shrimp, but is safe with larger shrimp and most other peaceful ornamental invertebrates. It is a classic scavenger and will inhabit and feed at the aquarium floor, which should be comprised of sand or smooth gravel. Very coarse substrate can damage its delicate barbels and underbelly, so it should be kept in an aquarium with sand or very smooth gravel substrate. This fish is otherwise undemanding as it will accept most dry,frozen, and live foods. It is adaptable to most tropical freshwater conditions as long as standard regular maintenance is performed and sudden changes are avoided.

 
What We Like About This Fish:
  • Very peaceful and hardy addition to almost any aquarium  
  • Compatible with peaceful invertebrates too large to be considered prey
  • Thrives in schools in well-planted aquaria
  • Distinctive coloration and group schooling behavior.
 
RECOMMENDED TANK PARAMETERS:
  • Temperature:  70° - 81° F (21° - 27° C)
  • pH:  5.5 - 7.2.  Softer water is preferred, but this fish is somewhat flexible as long as sudden changes are avoided.
  • KH:  0 - 15 dKH
  • Minimum tank size:  15 gallons for a school of 6
 
CARE GUIDELINES: 
  • Diet:  High-quality dry foods as well as live and frozen meaty foods. Variety is essential.
  • Social behavior:  Peaceful; requires a school of 6 or more to thrive. 
  • Origin:  Tank-Bred, but indigenous throughout South America
  • Average adult size:  2.6 - 3 inches (6.5 - 7.5 cm)
  • Average purchase size:  1 inch (2.5 cm)



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