Bronze Cory



Other Bronze Cory Names: Bronze Cory, Bronze Catfish, Albino Corydoras, Bronze Corydoras, Green Cory, Lightspot Corydoras, Wavy Catfish

Bronze Cory Scientific Name: Corydoras aeneus

Bronze Cory (Corydoras aeneus))

Temperature Range: 72°F-82°F
72°-82°
pH Range: 6-8
6-8
Hardness Range: 5-20°
5-20°


Family: Callichthyidae

Species Type: South American Catfish

Bronze Cory Adult Size: 3 inches (cm)

Bronze Cory Life Expectancy: 5 years

Bronze Cory Habitat: South American rivers

Bronze Cory Minimum Tank Size: 20 gallons

Bronze Cory Temperament: Peaceful schooling community fish.

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

Bronze Cory Description: Bronze Corydoras are brown colored. The area past the head is colored in with green. The Bronze Cory Cat is also available in an albino variety. As the name suggests, the albino version is colorless with pinkish skin. Because this fish has been bred in commercial facilities for a long time, several man-made color and shape variations can be found. For instance, a long finned bronze corydoras is available along with several color variations such as gold, orange, green and black.

Tank Mate Compatibility: Other community fish.

Bronze Cory Breeding & Spawning: The Bronze Corycat is one of the few species of Corydoras that can be easily bred in a home aquarium. To induce breeding, lower the pH to 6.5 and raise the temperature to 82°F over a few days. A few water changes of about 20% may also help encourage breeding. Once pairs are formed, they generally remain paired for life.

Determining Bronze Cory Sex: Females tend to be thicker and larger than males.

Aquarium Region: Bottom

Bronze Cory Diseases: None specific to species



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