Pygmy Cory Tropical Fish Information

Corydoras Pygmaeus
Pygmy Cory
Behaviour Peaceful, shoaling, scavenger
Typical size 2cm
Tank Area Bottom, middle
Min Tank Size 45cm
Min Number 4
Temp Min: 22℃ Max: 26℃
Feeding Sinking, wafers, live, frozen foods
pH Range 5.5 to 8.5
Hardness vs,s,m,h,vh
Pygmy Cory
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Pygmy Cory (Corydoras Pygmaeus)

Pygmy Cory Tropical Fish Learn all about the Pygmy Cory's feeding habits and food types, its behaviour, its origins, its natural habitats, is it male or female, breeding advice and information, suitable tank mates, its sizing and growth range, minimum tank size, water PH and more. Use our fish community creator tool to plan your tank set up and ensure that the Pygmy Cory is the right fish for your aquarium.

Because of their small stature this little catfish is a popular choice for smaller community tanks. It will make a fine addition to a larger tank too as long as you take care when selecting tank mates, avoiding larger fish as the Pygmy Cory can be intimidated and may be out-competed for food. Some species would also find it just the right size for a snack too! Unlike most Corys this species cannot be considered a bottom dwelling scavenger. This Cory is just as likely to be found swimming midwater or resting on a piece of bogwood as scavenging on the substrate. All members of the Coryadoras family are air breathers, so you will often see them dart to the surface to take in gulps of air.

Pygmy Cory Facts

Family Callichthyidae (Callichthyid armored catfishes) | Origin South America; Brazil | Breeding Egg clutches | Natural Water Conditions pH 6.5-7.5, soft to hard | Natural Habitat Small streams and pools | Sexing Females are larger and more rounded



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