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Cory Catfish


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  • Diet: Flake, Frozen, Freeze-dried
  • Maximum size: 4"
  • Water temperature: 72-82° F
  • Swimming level: Bottom
  • Experience level: Beginner
  • Tank Setup: 10+ gallons
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These catfish are a great choice for beginner to intermediate level aquarists because they are quite hardy and adaptable, very peaceful, and they help keep the bottom of the aquarium clean by eating up leftover fish food and algae. For a catfish, this species is small growing 3 to 4 inches in length as an adult. These bottom dwelling fish prefer to be in schools of 6 or more but 1 or 2 are often kept in smaller tanks. This catfish comes in a variety of intriguing colorations.

Learn about the Cory Catfish

Scientific Name
Brochis splendens



Swimming Range

Adult Length
3-4 inches

Feeding Habits
They are omnivores which means they eat both plant and animal matter, including prepared foods, small live foods and certain vegetables.

A peaceful schooling fish.


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Cory Catfish
5.69 New Out Of Stock
Cory Catfish is rated 4.9 out of 5 by 16.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Cute! I have 3 peppered corydoras in my 30g tank with 6 neon tetras, 7 harlequin rasboras, and one male veiltail rasbora. They are amazing at picking up dropped food! Extremely active and do well in larger groups. Though it says I have three, I will be getting more in the future! Things you should know: 1. Though they are bottom dwellers, they come up to the top for air. So it isn't weird if you see your corydora coming to the surface. 2. Their food shouldn't solely be leftovers. Please feed them sinking pellets. I believe they also eat vegetables as well. 3. Make sure they aren't hurting themselves on your substrate. They have weak eyesights and rely on touch. 4. More comfortable and less stressed when in big groups of the same species. 5. There should be a lot of space on the bottom of the tank for them to shift through. 6. Peaceful fish! I highly recommend them for community tanks and as betta tank mates, provided that they have enough space to swim freely.
Date published: 2015-01-23
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