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.
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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