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Pygmy Cory

Overall satisfaction

5/5

Acquired: Other,
Fish / pet store

Appearance

3/5

Health

3/5

Easy to Feed

N/A

Easy Environment Needs

3/5

Compatibility with other species

3/5

Compatibility with own species

5/5

Activity Level

3/5

Visibility

3/5

Breeding

2/5

Interaction with owner

3/5

Pygmy Cory

By

Virginia, United States

Posted Apr 21, 2012

Pygmy Cory are very small and timid. Their are numerous advantages to having these in a tank. One is that because they are so small only growing just over an inch you can have a large school without it substantially hurting your tanks metabolism. Everything I have read said to keep them away from live plants. I can't think of a better catfish to have with live plants. They are really good at getting decay and leftover food from around plants because they are so timid and like to hide around them. They also like to swim and look for food on top of ornaments and in nooks and cranny's instead of just substrate. The downfall of course is their size, and also that they are Cory and can not tolerate a lot of water conditions. Their also the only Cory I've seen that looks comfortable swimming in the middle of the tank.

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