Tell Me About Salt And Pepper Cory

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They would be compatible whe it comes to tolerating each other, though I think peppered cories need higher temperatures than skirt tetra's do. So I would say no. Maybe someone else with more experience with these fish can jump in.
 

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Pepper Cory's like water temperatures in the low to mid 70's.
 

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Some people are confusing Salt & Pepper cories (Corydoras Habrosus) with peppered cories. Both do well at about 72F, which is perfect for skirt tetras. In your tank, you could fit 20 or so, but no less than 8.
 

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ValerieAdams said:
Pepper cories (Corydoras paleatus) do well in low temperatures under 72. 68-70 is preferred from what I have gathered
Actually 72 is ideal. That's the average temperature where they live (Southern Brazil & Uruguay. But they can thrive in the upper 60s too.
 

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HI & welcome to Fishlore Sparkle, could you please clarify which Cory you’re asking about.
Are they C.habrosus aka salt & pepper
Or C.paleatus aka peppered corys?
As said earlier both would be compatible, but to have a presence in your tank you would imo need a larger number of habrosus than paleatus as they’re a much smaller Cory.
 
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Coradee said:
HI & welcome to Fishlore Sparkle, could you please clarify which Cory you’re asking about.
Are they C.habrosus aka salt & pepper
Or C.paleatus aka peppered corys?
As said earlier both would be compatible, but to have a presence in your tank you would imo need a larger number of habrosus than paleatus as they’re a much smaller Cory.
They are C.habrosus.
 

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Habrosus prefer it cooler, mine is at 72*. Get a nice school size.
 

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