Bronze Cory Cat


Peaceful fish, ideal for any community tank. A dark gravel bottom and subdued light is preferred. Also, make sure the substrate does not contain any sharp pointed edges as they will injure the barbels near their mouth. The natural and albino colour forms of this species are probably the most commonly encountered of the Corydoras. Like most corydoras species, they do best in schools. No fewer than 3 should be kept in a single tank.

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Kristin May 23, 2001 at 2:02 am

great fish to have. very active, and likes to be around its own kind. be careful of adding aquarium salt, because cories and most other catfish are scaleless and don’t do well with either salt or most aquarium medications.

Lux September 7, 2002 at 2:01 am

What great fish! I got a five gallon tank and a betta, and after asking a lot of questions and doing a lot of research on what fish can get along with those fighters, I got a pair of bronze corys. Social, industrious, and very amusing, they keep Samurai (my betta) entertained; he’ll swim down to see what they’re up to, and there’s never been the slightest amount of aggression. I highly reccommend them for any tank, especially companions to temperamental fish like bettas–but only if you’ve got enough tank space to support them!

Curt October 4, 2002 at 1:59 am

Probably the best corydoras around for the aquarium. Is decently sized, so it cleans better than julii, pygmaeus, or habrosus, but isn’t so large that it almost pollutes more than it cleans, like the barbatus. It also has normal corydoras eating habits (scavenger), making it a better choice than undulatus. The colors aren’t striking, but the effieciency of this Callichthyid makes it a perfect choice for the tank clean up crew.

vincent October 8, 2002 at 1:58 am

To enhance their playful antics at the bottom of the tank, corys are best kept in a small shoal of at least three. I have four in my tank, one of which is blind. (Check your fish before you bring them home with you!) Unfortunately my serpea tetras were having a great time nipping at their fins. Since the serpeas were too gorgeous to dispose of, I decided to set up shelters around the tank for the corys using small flower pots and their fins have now almost completely recovered from the abuse of the serpeas.

Lauren May 15, 2010 at 8:18 am

Sweet, friendly fish that need companions and enough space. They’re very friendly and like to “play” with one another; mine will take turns following each other around the aquarium without any hint of aggression. They aren’t colorful, but nonetheless are a great addition to aquariums with the proper temperature, pH level, and nonaggressive companions (or at least enough shelter to escape aggressive tank mates.)

Betsy April 15, 2011 at 11:18 am

my cory is hurt and bleddind on the top i think they atack him, please! help me

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