Species group: Corydoras
Other common names: Blue Cory; Natterer's Catfish; Natterer; Natterer's Cory
Scientific name: Corydoras nattereri
Blue Corydoras are small members of the armored catfish family (Callichthyidae), and are native to streams and flooded areas near the coast in southern Brazil. Blue Cories are popular community aquarium fish.
Corydoras nattereri is a beautiful and colorful catfish. Its body is light colored tending towards yellow. Complementing this are its golden eyes. A pronounced dark blue-green stripe extends along the length of the body. The fins are clear with no pattern. The fish is a light, opaque yellow in the ventral region. Fins are clear with no pattern. Green highlights are visible about the gill plates. Yellow makes reappearance on the belly.
Blue Corydoras are best kept in groups. They are generally peaceful and ideal community fish.
As bottom dwellers, do well in a well planted tank that provides adequate hiding places. A well-planted aquarium will keep these fish happy. Suitable plants include Java fern, Java moss, and Amazon sword.
community tanks, Peaceful little cat, stout corydoras species, small scavenger
wellknown cleaning fish, adequate hiding spots