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#1 SMFishBoy

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Posted 22 November 2008 - 07:49 PM




- Feel free to add any information that isn't in here, or change info that is wrong.

Common Name = Bronze Cory, Green Cory

Scientific Name = Corydoras aeneus

Origin = South America

Adult Size = 3 " (Thx Kets)

Lifespan = 10 years (Thx Kets)

Care Level = Ideal beginner

Mininmum Tank Size = 15 gallons

Water Conditions = Very adaptable; temperature should be >70 F; prefers acidic water.

Planting/Decorations = Open space for the school to swim in, and areas of caves and dense planting for hiding places.

Substrate = Prefers dark sand; avoid sharp gravel.

Filtration/Aeration = Normal tank conditions are fine.

Diet = Omnivorous

Compatability = Excellent for community tanks, but don't put agressive species in; prefers to be kept in a school of at least 6 individuals.

Sexing = Females are typically wider than males of the same age (Thx Kets)

Breeding = Egglayers; will breed often if kept in good condtions; eggs are adhered to sides of tank and decorations.

- There are several color and fin morphs readily available. such as albinos, and each require the same care as previously described.
- Perfect fish for beginner catfish keepers.
- Cories will filter food from the sand (Thx 2 Sn4pdr4g0n)

Edited by SMFishBoy, 10 December 2008 - 07:09 PM.


#2 Kets

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Posted 27 November 2008 - 05:35 PM

According to PlanetCatfish, they can get to 3" long. Ive also heard they can live for 10+ years in good conditions.

#3 SMFishBoy

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Posted 29 November 2008 - 06:29 PM

Thx 4 the corrections. I changed them in the profile.

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Posted 29 November 2008 - 08:12 PM

I've read that the preferred substrate is dark sand for most cories, they love to dig in it and it's easier on their barbels than pebble-types, and they will actually filter fine sand through their gills for food. It's fun to watch happy1.gif

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Posted 30 November 2008 - 02:18 PM

Added the extra info SD smile1.gif

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Posted 01 December 2008 - 08:06 PM

Just to add on some more, you can tell females from males because females are more wider than males.

#7 SMFishBoy

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Posted 01 December 2008 - 08:29 PM

Info Updated!!

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Posted 02 December 2008 - 05:40 AM

guess should be no problem to mix with paleatus? recently rescued 1, and its gonna be living with a shoal of 15 peppered (paleatus)

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Posted 02 December 2008 - 07:55 AM

I had a school of peppered and a school of bronze, and they all swam together, so it won't be a prob.

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Posted 02 December 2008 - 08:01 AM

they are friendly to all type of aquaria life i havent heard of anything that the cory attacked or didnt mingle with.

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Posted 10 December 2008 - 04:31 PM

You might also add that most commercially sold albinoes are a strain of bronze cories.

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Posted 10 December 2008 - 07:09 PM

Its been edited!!




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