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Bronze corycat, Gold striped cory
The bronze cory is very common across South America, and in the aquarium trade
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(Other members of the genus Corydoras)
ADULT SIZE: 7 cm
WATER CONDITIONS: Not critical
TEMPERATURE RANGE: 24-28 C
FOOD: Feed Corydoras aeneus small live-foods and fine grade dried foods
SEXUAL DIFFERENCES: Females of this species are larger and more rounded than males.
Current price: $17.50
Time left: 17d 23h 2m
Current price: $35.00
Time left: 18d 7h 59m
AQUARIUM CARE: Like all corycats, does best in a small shoal of six plus individuals. An easy species ideal for a well planted community. This species has a wide distribution in southern America, and will fit well into an Amazonian tanks with swordplants, leaflitter and sunken bogwood.
This catfish will eat most live and dry foods, but is particularly fond of worms and small crustaceans.
C. aeneus does fine in a peaceful community tank with small shoalers fish: tetras, danios, killifish etc. Aggressive fish, cichlids for example are problematic in all but the largest aquariums at spawning time.
BREEDING: Breeding is triggered by the start of the rainy season in the wild; a situation easily replicated in captivity by a large water change of slightly cooler water. Eggs are typically laid on stones, plants, and often the aquarium glass.