Published August 6, 2019
Author: Mike - FishLore Admin
The Dwarf Corydoras (Corydoras hastatus) also goes by the common names of Dwarf Catfish and the Pygmy Cory. There are three species of dwarf corydoras - C. habrosus, C. hastatus and C. pygmeaus. Corydoras hastatus gets to about an inch in size and can be kept in a small school in a 10 gallon or larger aquarium. They will appreciate a well planted tank and cruise among the plant leaves.
They will accept smaller flake and micro pellet type fish foods. Check out the New Life Spectrum pellets.
Dwarf Corydoras Care
Scientific Name : Corydoras hastatus
Common Names : Dwarf catfish, Micro Catfish, Pygmy Cory, Pygmy Corydoras
Care Level : Easy
Size : Up to 1 inches (2.4 cm)
Water Parameters : pH 6 - 8 | Temperature : 77°F - 82°F (25°C - 28°C) | Water Hardness : 5° to 20° dH
Lifespan : 3 to 4 years
Origin / Habitat : South America: Amazon and Paraguay River basins, found in ponds
Temperament / Behavior : Peaceful small schooling fish
Breeding : Non guarder, female attaches eggs to plants or tank walls. Spawning can take place over a couple day period. Eggs hatch in 3 to 9 days.
Aquarium Size : 10 gallons (38 liters), keep them in schools
Tank Mates : Similar sized fish, peaceful species.
Tank Region : Middle regions, among the plants
Gender : When looking at them from the top of the tank, females will be thicker, wider.
Photo Credit : AquariaNR (wikimedia)
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