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Peppered cory (Corydoras paleatus)


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Common Name: Peppered cory
Proper Name: Corydoras paleatus
Category: Catfish
Temperature: 15 - 26 C
Temperament Peaceful
Maximum Size: 7 cm
 
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These are GREAT fish! I have 2 male and 1 female. They spontaneously bred once, but it was before I had any sort of extra tank to rescue the eggs to, unfortunately. :(
 
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i have a group of 6 (4 males 2 females). they are extremely easy to breed. All that is required is: good water conditions, lots of feeding, and a strong light. It's been 6 months and i now have 80+ babies ranging from 1 to 2 cm
 
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I have some of these cute critters. I don't know if it is me but I've noticed that my peppered cories' 'spots' r very dark when they r just doing their thing & turned paler like the 1st picture when they're feeding.. duno y...
 
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I have about 8-10 of these in my 55g. They are great little fish that go over the bottom of my tank eating all the left over morsels.
 
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Great hardy Catfish. Entertaining to watch them go to work and shovel around for left over food. I currently have 4 (started with 5, one was sick from PetSmart and did not last long). I usually drop an algae tab in the tank after my Fluorescents cycle off and my red LED moon light turns on. They devour it all night. During the day they'll eat any left over food from feeding the other fish.
 
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Iv got one that tags along with my 7 other corys in my community tank. Like all corys he is very active through out the day all ways on the hunt for food hes about 3inch long.
 
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Significantly hardier than most other cory species (except possibly bronzes). They still need target feeding, however, a mixture of sinking pellets and occasionally some flake or bloodworms sprinkled on the gravel where they feed. Youngsters need constant feeding, while older ones will survive on the smell of an oily rag. They grow slowly but can eventually reach a surprising size. Keep at least six. They will be much more active in a group, on a darker substrate.
 
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GREAT fish! they are so cool to watch when mine come out!
 
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I started with 3 of these and 2 died about a month apart (not sure why - they are supposed to be hardy fish!) I got another 3 so now have 4 in total, all looking happy and healthy. Very cute and active fish.
 
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These are great hardy fish good for any water Ph as well. I have 8.2Ph hard water and I started with 7 of these in a planted tank (with CO2 high light; the whole nine yards) and now I have over 15 less than 2 years later (maybe more. Its hard to count them in a planted tank). They are fun to watch and an incredible cleanup crew.
 
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Awesome fish! Very hardy, active, and attractive. Do a great job keeping my sandy tank spotless.
 
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Tough for corycats! I bought a full grown one and had him in a tank with the 3 African Cichlids I had at the time. It almost seemed that they thought, and he did too, that he was one of them! He followed them around trying to school with them over the smaller cories in the tank. I still have him after re-homing the ACs. He's in a tank with many other kinds of cories now, and doesn't seem to care who he schools with.
 
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Very hardy. Easy to breed. Great scavengers. I'd recommend them for any community tank!

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