Cory Catfish Care
The Corydoras Catfish, or Cory Cat, is a great choice for most community aquariums because of their peaceful nature. They are bottom dwellers that constantly scurry the ground in your fish tank. Cory Catfish are best when in schools of 6 or more, but many hobbyists keep 2 together in smaller fish tank setups. They will pretty much eat anything that floats to the bottom, especially algae wafers or flake foods. They are great fish that will clean up your tank and are very entertaining to watch!
Scientific Name: Corydoras spp.
Common Names: Cory Catfish, Albino Corydoras, Armored Catfish, Plated Catfish, Bronze Catfish, Mailed Catfish.
Beginner Fish: Yes
Size: 2.5 inches
Temperature: 72-78 degrees
Lifespan: 3-5 years
Water Hardness: 5-18 dH
Natural Habitat: South America
Behavior: Very Peaceful
Breeding: Difficult in aquarium
Tank Mates: Many Peaceful fish. (Tetra’s, Moons, Guppies)
Feeding: Bottom feeder, they will scavenge around the tank looking for scraps. Also enjoy sinking algae wafers.
Tank Region: Bottom
Gender: Females are larger and rounder than males.
Similar Species: Catfish