Arched Cory

Other Arched Cory Names: Arched Cory, Skunk Cory, Arched Corydoras, Skunk Corydoras

Arched Cory Scientific Name: Corydoras arcuatus

Arched Cory (Corydoras arcuatus))

Temperature Range: 72°F-80°F
pH Range: 6.4-7.6
Hardness Range: 15-25°

Family: Callichthyidae

Species Type: South American Catfish

Arched Cory Adult Size: 2 inches (cm)

Arched Cory Life Expectancy: 4 years

Arched Cory Habitat: South American Rivers

Arched Cory Minimum Tank Size: 10 gallons

Arched Cory Temperament: Peaceful community fish.

Arched Cory Diet & Nutrition: Omnivorous - does well with sinking pellet foods.

Arched Cory Description: Corydoras arcuatus is more sensitive to water conditions than other similarly sized cories. This species tends to be quite sensitive to nitrates, and is prone to barbel erosion brought on by high nitrate levels. Good water quality and filtration are very helpful if you want to successfully keep this fish, and regular water changes and gravel vacuumings are a must. These appreciate a few hiding places like all cories, but also need some open swimming space. They should be kept in shoals of at least 3-5 fish.

Tank Mate Compatibility: Other peaceful community fish.

Arched Cory Breeding & Spawning: Breeding is similar to other corydoras species, but initiating spawing is more difficult with this species. Lowering the temperature to 72F helps to induce spawning.

Determining Arched Cory Sex: Females tend to be wider when viewed from the top.

Aquarium Region: Bottom

Arched Cory Diseases: None specific to species.

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