Mini cory - Corydoras nanus
Scientific name: Corydoras nanus
Common name: Mini cory
Usual size in fish tanks: 4 - 5 cm (1.57 - 1.97 inch)
Recommended pH range for the species: 6 - 8
Recommended water hardness (dGH): 2 - 25°N (35.71 - 446.43ppm)
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Recommended temperature: 22 - 26 °C (71.6 - 78.8°F)
The way how these fish reproduce: Spawning
Where the species comes from: South America
Temperament to its own species: peaceful
Temperament toward other fish species: peaceful
Usual place in the tank: Bottom levels
Food and feeding
Quality flakes and catfish pellets should provide the staple diet for this fish. Supplements of frozen brine shrimp and blood worms will help to condition this fish to its best.
Central and South America; Mini cory inhabits the large river tributaries.
Females tend to be larger than the males with a plumber body shape when viewed from above.
There are no reported cases of Mini cory breeding in the aquarium.
The expected life span for Corydoras nanus is 3-5 years.
These Corydoras require a well planted tank with lots of hiding places. Mini corys will be more active after lights out. Only use smooth sand or round gravel for the substrate as the barbels can be easily damaged. They are a social species; keep them in small groups of at least 6 fish. Due to their peaceful nature, they are ideal for a community tank.