Species group: Corydoras
Other common names: Dainty Cory
Scientific name: Corydoras habrosus
The Salt and Pepper Cory is native to the Upper Rio Orinico water basin in Colombia and Venezuela. A small schooling fish, it lives in slow moving water and finds shelter amongst driftwood and vegetation, where it feeds on worms, insects and plant matter.
Corydoras habrosus is one of the smallest of the Corys, and grows to a size of 0.75 inches (2.0 centimeters). It is a peaceful schooling fish, and should be kept in groups of at least 5 or 6 individuals, and in a peaceful community tank.
Salt and Pepper Corys are peaceful by nature. Being a community fish that immensely enjoys company, six or more fish are housed together.