Common name: Pepper Corydoras
Latin name: Corydoras paleatus
Maximum size: 6.5cm
Water chemistry: pH: 6.0 – 7.5; Hardness: Up to 20 dH, Temperature: 20 – 28 C
Origin: Colombia, Venezuela, Guyana, Suriname, French Guiana, Trinidad and Tobago, Peru, Bolivia, Brazil, Paraguay and Argentina.
Diet: Will take good quality flake (such as Nutrafin Max Spirulina Algae Flakes), sinking pellets, algae wafers and occasionally frozen bloodworms.
Corydoras catfish are readily available to the hobby and its popularity has lasted to the present day. Corydoras will appreciate some cover in the form of rocks or bogwood. Most Cory species occurs across a range of habitats from flowing rivers to still waters, so water flow in the aquarium is not critical.