Are there cories that only grow to one inch? Question

Discussion in 'Corydoras' started by FLGirl, Apr 12, 2010.

  1. FLGirlWell Known MemberMember

    Are there corydoras that are around one inch as adults? someone said To me that most of the common types (like u find in stores) don't get over an Inch but I thought they got a lil bigger? Just wondering
  2. MeenuFishlore VIPMember

    Most cories get 2.5-3 inches. There are pygmy cories, however, which stay smaller.
  3. JayseeFishlore LegendMember

    Peppered corys stay pretty small, as do pandas. But the pygmy corys are the smallest at an inch. From what I've read, they need to be kept in schools of 9+. Too few and they start dropping, one at a time.
  4. mathasWell Known MemberMember

    As the others have said, most Corydoras species do get larger than an inch, though there are a few notable exceptions. The most common types of pygmy corys are:

    Corydoras habrosus:  
    Corydoras pygmaeus:  
    Corydoras hastatus:  

    For a complete list, PlanetCatfish offers a good search function.  .
  5. FLGirlWell Known MemberMember

    Thanks guys! And I didn't know that about pygmys I thought about getting a group of like 5-6 but I think I will rethink that lol
  6. LucyModeratorModerator Member

    I've got C. habrosus, they're super cute!
  7. REDKAHUNAValued MemberMember

    Even the pygmys get 1 1/4 -1 1/2 most times but they are worth getting. Also many good looking aspidoras a cory cousin that stays small. Some an jnch big.

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