OMNIVORE: Enjoys live or frozen bloodworms, glass
worms and white worms as well as algae wafers and sinking catfish
pellets. In nature it feeds on worms, benthic crustaceans, insects
and plant larvae, so brine shrimp, daphnia and grindal worms might
also be options.
Temperature of 72 to 80°F (22.5 – 25.5°C),
pH 6 to 7.2, 2-12° dH
Moderate. A substrate of fine, smooth-grained sand
is essential for protecting delicate barbels. Keep it very clean
to ensure any injury doesn't become infected. A comfortable tank
might include rocks, driftwood and densely planted spaces and
floating plants for cover.
Peaceful and a little timid, best kept with calm,
non-aggressive, similarly-sized fish such as anabantoids, small
characins, small cyprinids, danios, rasboras and small tetras.
Most confident within a shoal of 4 – 6 conspecifics, kept at a
1 male to 1 female ratio.
Good for all.
Named for the Bolivian Departamento de Santa Cruz,
this uncommon Cory has an estimated lifespan of 3 – 5 years.