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Salt and Pepper Catfish (Corydoras habrosus)


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Common Name: Salt and Pepper Catfish
Proper Name: Corydoras habrosus
Category: Catfish
Temperature: 22 - 26 C
Temperament Peaceful
Maximum Size: 3 cm
 
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I bought some from WALMART of all places and all three are still alive and doing VERY well. She is 4cm long and have laid many eggs already. and it has only been 2 months.
 
Sai
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Love these peppered corydoras. They can be lazy sometimes.
 
Planted Tank Obsessed
 
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These are really great little fish, stay about .5 inch long so great for a nano. You must have a school of about six for them to feel comfortable. Really great personalities and fun to keep.
 
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I have a school of 7, they're perfect for my 20 long, they're always moving around.
 
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I love these guys.. The pictures you see do not do them any justice. I have 9 of them and they are just the perfect fish for a nano...
 
Algae Grower
 
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I also rescued my first one from Walmart and it loved my tank. Very active and extremely cute. They grub around in the gravel with their tails straight up in the air. They don't really look like the photo shown, which I assume is a juvenile. They are mostly brown and have black and shimmery graphite-colored patches all along their body in almost a mosaic pattern. Really beautiful under the light. Keep in mind you need multiple corydoras of the same species. My original one used to chase his reflection until I bought it some buddies. Only downside is that they are kinda pricy at about $5 per fish for small ones.
 
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This is "Salt and Pepper Catfish"(Corydoras habrosus). I think some people may be getting confused with "Peppered Corys"(Corydoras paleatus). They are sometimes also called "Salt and Pepper". Two different species. The "peppered cory" looks more like more common corydoras with some random coloration.

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