These are among the most frequently seen catfish species in the hobby as they are very hardy and breed readily. Cory means a kind of fish and doras means a leathery skin, referring to their thick skin which protects them from damage from sharp rocks and sticks on the river bottom. They have a schooling nature and look great in groups of 5 to 10. Bronze and Albino Corydoras can also be shy and may tend to hide away amongst rocks and plants during the day, and be more active at night. Recently Long Finned varieties have been bred. Left: Long Finned Bronze Corydoras.
Max Size: 7 cm
These catfish are easy to feed and readily take most types of foods. However, as they are a bottom dwelling fish species they should be presented with sinking foods. Although good scavengers, they should be fed a regular substantial diet.
They are community species that mix readily with other small to medium community species.View Our Fish Compatibility Guide
Ease of Keeping
Required Water Conditions
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