The Panda Corydoras (Corydoras panda) gets it's common name from the dark patches over it's eyes. There is also a dark spot near the tail fin. These corydoras get to around 1.5 inches in size and do well when kept in schools of 6 or more. Corydoras in general are quite popular in the hobby and make good tank mates for similar sized species. The Panda Cories like slightly cooler water temperatures than most tropicals, doing well in temps around 70 to 72 F.
The panda cory goes for about $5 online and the long-fin variety is sold for $10 to $15.
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Panda Corydoras Care
Scientific Name : Corydoras panda
Common Names : Panda Corydoras, Panda catfish, Panda Cory Cat
Care Level : Easy
Size : Up to 1.5 inches (3.8 cm)
Water Parameters : pH 6 - 8 | Temperature : 68°F - 77°F (20°C - 25°C) | Water Hardness : 2° to 20° dH
Lifespan : 3 to 4 years
Origin / Habitat : South America, northern Amazon River basin.
Temperament / Behavior : Very peaceful little fish
Panda Corydoras Breeding : Likes to deposit eggs near fine leaved plants like java moss with eggs hatching within 3 or 4 days depending on tank temperature.
Aquarium Size : 30 gallons (115 liters), keep them in small schools
Panda Corydoras Tank Mates : Similar sized fish with similar water requirements.
Fish Disease : Freshwater Fish Disease
Diet / Foods : A good quality sinking pellet type food along with additions of thawed or live brine shrimp, worms, etc.
Tank Region : Bottom dwellers
Gender : Females have wider bodies and may be a bit larger than males.
Photo Credit : Calilasseia (wikimedia)
Author : Mike FishLore
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