Updated August 5, 2019
Author: Mike - FishLore Admin
The Bronze Corydoras (Corydoras aeneus) also goes by the common name of Bronze Catfish. They are originally from South America and are frequently found in quiet shallow waters with soft substrates. They are also found in large groups of 20 to 30 fish so they are a schooling fish that will appreciate being kept in groups of at least 6 or more in the aquarium.
These corydoras are scavengers mostly and will get any of the left over fish food that is missed by the middle and top dwelling fish in the tank. They need to be target fed though to make sure they are getting enough to eat. A good quality micro pellet type food (like NLS) or flake food can form the primary part of their diet.
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Bronze Corydoras Care
Scientific Name : Corydoras aeneus
Common Names : Bronze Catfish, Albino Cory, Longfin Cory
Care Level : Easy
Size : to 3 inches (7.5 cm)
Water Parameters : pH 6 - 8 | Temperature : 73°F - 79°F (25°C - 28°C) | Water Hardness : 5° to 20° dH
Lifespan : 3 to 4 years
Origin / Habitat : South America, Colombia and Trinidad
Temperament / Behavior : Peaceful
Aquarium Size : 30 gallons (115 liters)
Diet / Foods : Scavengers - in the wild they eat small insects, worms, crustaceans and plant matter. Use a good sinking pellet food and they will also eat left over flakes, algae wafers, shrimp pellets, etc.
Tank Region : Bottom of the aquarium.
Gender : Females will be thicker/wider than males of the same age.
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