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Cory Catfish

Old Price $3.09
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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
3.09 New Out Of Stock
Cory Catfish is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 19.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Active Out of my cory species these guys are the most active. They're always swimming next to each other whether it's near the front at the glass, under the driftwood or on the plants. They do get a bit too large for my taste but they are very fun.
Date published: 2016-01-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I love these cuties! So, I bought 3 of these adorable cuties and I swear they're playing in my 55 gallon tank. I have all peaceful fish except a semi aggressive black knife, but he never bothers my cories. They are friendly, eat well, seem very healthy. I'm going to get 2 more because they school and they're fun to watch. I love them!
Date published: 2017-11-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Julii cory catfish No good place to put this review but I just had to share. I had purchased this tiny little dotted fish because I thought it would be great to pick up left over food at the bottom of the tank for me, like a little helper. Well I was right, but I had no idea how absolutely adorable this little fish (named Sandy) could be! Sandy is a zippy little fish that cleans the rocks and decorations for me, but then keeps on going! She loves to swim around with the other big fish and is so quick she is nearly impossible to catch! Quickly became one of my most favorite fish in the tank.
Date published: 2018-10-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Fish I have six in my tank and am quite happy that I do. They are either lying motionless on the bottom or moving around nibbling on the bottom of the tank. They seem to move more when I'm not hovering by the tank. They are fun to watch and I enjoy having them as an addition. When its feeding time they go nuts and zoom around while gobbling up their food. They keep the bottom of my tank nice and clean.
Date published: 2014-06-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from cute, helpful and healthy I have two of these little guys and I am so glad I got them. Even with regular cleanings my aquarium substrate never looked very good because of all the fish flakes and fish waste stuck in it. I had very limited tank space in my almost fully stocked 10 gallon aquarium but I needed some fish to help clean my substrate so I headed to my local Petsmart and found a very small species of catfish. It is called a Julii Catfish and it only gets 2 inches....perfect for my little aquarium. As soon as I got them home and released them into my tank after letting the bag float in the water for a little over 10 minutes to my delight my catfish began to clean all of the scraps out of my gravel. Now my gravel is extremely stunning and my tank looks 10 times better then it did. And yes, they are adorable and it is so funny when all of a sudden they will swim up to the top of the tank and then swim down and repeat. They also are very pretty and don't have any diseases or sicknesses. At first when they would just lounge around it would scare me into thinking they were sick but then I just came to realize that this was normal behavior for them and it wasn't like they were my zippy neon tetras. Overall great little guys and I HIGHLY RECOMMEND for tanks 10 gallons and over so great and so helpful one of the best cleaning fish out there. (Be sure to get more than one since they are social and won't do well without a companion. Also remember catfish can't live completely on fish leftovers so also get a bag of algae wafers.)
Date published: 2014-12-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Catfish I got two of the green catfish and I have a 20 gallon tank and a 10 gallon. They are doing wonderful. In my 10 gallon tank I have baby guppies and the catfish isn't eating them and theres a lot of babies so its good that the fish isn't eating them.
Date published: 2014-06-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Emerald Green Cory Catfish I love these little guys! They are so cute & fun to watch. I recently bought 4 of them.. 1 peppered, 1 green, 1 skunk, & 1 albino. They are great bottom feeders & will eat food that has fallen to the bottom of your tank. They will swim around a little, but mostly stay at the bottom. They will go up to the surface for a gulp of air every now & then too. They are very active, lively little fish. I had a peppered cory that lived 3 years & after he died I got these 4. They are some of my favorite fish. I have a BN pleco in my tank also, but he doesn't seem to bother them. I def recommend these guys, especially if you tend to over feed your fish... they will be happy to eat up the left overs.
Date published: 2014-03-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome fish!! These fish are the best!! They are hardy, lively, fun to watch, and so cute! They don't cause any trouble at all and are super friendly. They also help clean the tank of algae. Totally recommended for any fish lover!!
Date published: 2016-08-22
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Do Cory catfish get along with guppies? Do they only eat algae off the ground?

Asked by: Bubble Guppy
Yes, I have 4 albinos Cory’s and a ton of male Guppys and one platy. They all live in a 55 together and do great. The temp is about 75 and they’re all happy :) 
Answered by: BreeziiBri
Date published: 2019-05-23

Do cory catfish get along with other types of catfish

Asked by: Marchand
Yes they go along with rainbow sharks
Answered by: Cool kid Cup
Date published: 2018-08-19

Will my baby snapping turtle eat it if it's in a 20 gal plants and rocks all around

Asked by: Char45
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