Emerald Green Cory Cat


The Emerald Green Cory adds interest and beauty to the lower regions of your aquarium. This popular aquarium scavenger has an iridescent, emerald green body with pinkish underparts. In addition to an ornamental presence, the Emerald Green Cory Cat provides the valuable service of devouring uneaten food on the aquarium bottom.

Also known as the Green Catfish or Emerald Brochis, the Emerald Green Cory Cat comes from the regions of South America in the Amazon River basin. It inhabits waters with high vegetation and neutral pH.

A minimum aquarium size of 30 gallons is recommend for the Emerald Green Cory. To replicate the natural habitat of this catfish, the aquarium should be well planted with plenty of driftwood. Maintain a pH close to neutral and provide strong filtration to ensure proper health.

In the aquarium, females will collect the eggs in a pelvic fin basket and deposit them individually on plants, rocks, driftwood, and other objects. Pairs have been known to produce 900 to 1,100 eggs.

The Emerald Green Cory Cat will eat food that has settled to the bottom of the aquarium. However, supplemental foods such as bloodworms, tubifex, flake food, or sinking carnivore pellets should be offered to ensure proper nutrition.

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bill May 12, 2010 at 6:08 pm

old fart who has various fish communities for the past 40 odd years. prefer cicalids now. they have great personalities!

sherri January 14, 2013 at 8:30 pm

I am new to all this aquatic stuff. I have a 29 gal. tank with 2 female swordtails, 1 very small angelfish (very peaceful so far), 2 dwarf gouramis (one very mellow and slow moving like the angelfish), 1 baby common pleco, and newly added 3 emerald cory catfish. They sure add action to my tank. The flame dwarf gourami swims with them. I just love there cute little whiskers and active routines. My tank mates all seem to get along really well. It is amazing to me that individual fish can actually have their own personalities! I love this hobby. :)

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