OMNIVORE: Enjoys live and frozen bloodworm, brine
shrimp, daphnia, grindal worm and tubifex as well as algae wafers
and sinking catfish pellets.
Temperature of 72 to 77°F (22 to 25°C),
pH 6 to 8.0, 2-25° dH
Easy. Prefers sand or small, rounded substrate to
protect their sensitive barbels. Planting densely, providing rocky
caves and driftwood all provide cover. Sensitive to water conditions
use good maintenance habits as needed with all fish.
A very docile community fish. Excellent in a non-competitive
tank with other peaceful fish such as small characins, cyprinids,
rasboras, tetras and small catfish such as otos. Corydoras prefer
to have the company of a few of their own to shoal with. Keeping
a minimum of at least 3 – 4 will give them increases their confidence,
ensuring that they'll swim out in the open more where they can
be enjoyed. Best kept in a ratio of 1 male to 1 female.
Surprisingly, these peaceful fish come armed with
sharp barbs beneath their eyes, one in their adipose fin and another
just anterior of their dorsal fin.