Species group: Corydoras
Other common names: Pygmy corydoras; Pygmy Cory Cat; Pygmy Catfish
Scientific name: Corydoras pygmaeus
The Pygmy Cory is one of the smallest of the Corys, and is a peaceful community fish. Unlike most other Corys, they prefer to swim mid-water, and spend most of their time exploring for pieces of food and chasing one another about the aquarium.
Pygmy Corys are peaceful by nature. Being a community fish that immensely enjoys company, six or more fish are housed together.
The Pygmy Cory enjoys a wide variety of food, including finely crushed flakes, crushed pellets and sinking wafers, especially those specifically designed for Corys. They will also accept either live, frozen or freeze-dried Tubifex worms, brine shrimp, Daphnia and bloodworms as an occasional treat.
great community fish, beautiful schooling fish, charming small dwarf, easy fish
leftover food, live plants, pinkish eyes, complete nanotank setup
Cold water causes parasite problems
Chilodonella is known to infest fish that are exposed to temperature dips. Reduce the chances of this parasite attacking your fish by using a high-quality aquarium heater. A stable water temperature will keep the fish's immune system working and fighting off Chilodonella infestations..
From James 365 days ago