Cory Database

Corydoras aeneus

Basic information

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Author(s)

Gill, 1858

Subspecies

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ID Group

C-number(s)

      No C-number given

CW-number(s)

      No CW-number given

Synonyms

  • Callichthys aeneus
  • Corydoras macrosteus
  • Corydoras microps
  • Hoplosoma aeneum

Local Names

  • Kobberpansermalle (Dansk)
  • Bronze Cory (English)
  • Albino Cory (English)
  • Bronze Catfish (English)
  • Bronze Corydoras (English)
  • Metallpansarmal (Svenska)

Etymology

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Type Locality

Trinidad Island, West Indies.

Drainage system

Collection Sites

  • Trinidad Island, West Indies.

Detailed Map

Approximate map position.

Basic ID

The most common Corydoras in the trade.

Sexing

Looking at the fish from above, the female is widest at the center of the body, while the male is widest just behind the pectoral fins.
When they are well fed or in breeding condition the female is always plumper, also seen from the side.

Males are normally smaller and have longer pectoral fins than females. Their pelvic (ventral) fins are more pointed.
Females are normally larger, have rounded pectoral fin. Their pelvic (ventral) fins are rounded to form a pouch for the eggs when spawning.

Standard length

Male

5 cm / 2 in

Female

6 cm / 2.4 in

Husbandry / Keeping

Compatibility

Peaceful

Group Size

  • Small (4-6)
  • Medium (7-10)

Diet

Omnivore

Ease of Keeping

Easy

Approx. max. Age

years

Spawning

See explanations

See Spawning logs:
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Has been Spawned

Yes

Bred by Me

Yes, successfully

Difficulty

Easy

Egg Size

Not known

Comments

Recommended Tank Parameters

Min. tank size

65 liters / 17 gal

Min.  tank length

60 cm / 24 in

Tank Setup

  • Leafy Plants
  • Sponge Filter
  • Caves / Hiding places
  • Roots

Recommended water parameters

Temperature Range

22 - 26°C / 71.6 - 79°F

pH Range

5 - 7.5

TDS Range

20 - 500 ppm

kH Range

20 - 300 ppm

dH Range

40 - 500 ppm

Water Parameters

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Cory nerd that has had eggs, and surviving fry of most, from over 70 Cory species, so far. Have also bred Cichlids, Killies, Rainbowfish, other Catfish and more. Read more on our About Page.