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Pygmy Cory

Pygmy Cory is the smallest member of the corydoras catfish group. Aside from their small size, they are also distinguished by their pattern of horizontal black stripes/blotches on the rich golden yellow or brown body. Even more active than other corys, Pygmy Corys are ideal for nano or community tanks.   

Care Guide for Pygmy Cory

Pygmy Cory, Corydoras habrosus, are typically found in the Río Salinas, tributary of Río Pao Viejo in Venezuela. Together with other cory catfish, they belong to the genius Callichthyidae and subfamily Corydoradinae. They can be kept in a wide range of aquarium conditions and are ideal for mixed community aquariums because of their small size and friendly disposition.

Max Size:   1 inch
Water:   72 - 82 F; pH 6 - 7.5
Difficulty:   Easy
Living Zone:   Bottom
Temperament:   Peaceful and Social

This fish will do great and exhibit the most interesting behavior in well-planted aquariums, with some hiding places provided by driftwood and rocks. Aquariums should also have some open areas where they can swim together in groups. Pygmy Corys are very social and should be kept in groups of six, and preferably more. They are very active fish and will constantly swim back and forth, providing never-ending entertainment.  

Pygmy Corys can be kept with many other peaceful fishes, including tetras, dwarf cichlids, plecos, guppies, and many other community fish. They will readily accept a variety of foods, including flakes, pellets, freeze-dried and frozen foods.

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