Albino Aeneus Cory Cat


The Albino Aeneus Cory Cat comes from the tributaries of the Amazon river and is a peaceful bottom dwelling scavenger. The Albino variety is mostly white to pink, and has multiple barbels around the mouth.

The Aeneus Cory Cat requires a well planted aquarium with plenty of hiding places that provide relief from the light. A smooth sand or gravel substrate is needed because of the easily damaged barbels. They enjoy being in numbers, so a small school of six or more is ideal for these cats.

Breeding the Aeneus Cory Cat is relatively easy if kept in a large enough school to allow the cats to pair off. The water needs to be slightly acidic, and within the ideal temperature range. Sudden decrease in temperature has been shown to spark the Aeneus to spawn. This can be induced by a 20% water change with the added water being a few degrees cooler than the aquarium water. Remove all fry after they have become waterborne and feed with baby brine shrimp.

The Aeneus Cory Cat is omnivorous and will require a well balanced diet including dried, flake, frozen, and live foods. Feed a quality flake and pellet food as well as frozen brine and live worms.

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Jojo February 12, 2011 at 8:15 am

This fish is great! it eats all the fish poop and keeps the tank so clean. they are fun to watch and very loveable.

Bennet February 24, 2011 at 2:59 pm

These are one of my favorite fish! I currently have two in a 10 gallon tank. They follow each other around like little puppies, not knowing who is the leader. They do clean up the bottom of the tank very nicely, and look great against darker substrate. Very peaceful, will not bother any other fish and almost all fish will leave them alone. I have had an incidence in the past; when I woke up one morning, all of his fins and barbels were completely gone! he lived for about 2 weeks after that, and died overnight one night. I have never had this problem since (he must have been sick when i bought him). These are a great addition to any community tank!!!!

Pat March 16, 2011 at 7:49 pm

great fish and very hardy they can live almost in any type of water.
I have this new tank syndrome where my nitrite is up the roof and they are doing fine.

they scavange the bottom of the tank but will also swim in all directions. I have to say that I’m surprised of how active they are they swim almost none stop. they’re move active than my tetras.

need to feed them with small sinking pellets otherwise the fish will eat all the flakes and the albinos won’t get much.

I have 3 small baby albinos and I take a sinking pellet, brake it into 4 and give them a piece in the morning and another in the evening.

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