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Orange Aeneus Corydoras - "venezuelanus"

Local bred

Corydoras venezuelanus “Orange”

Native Location: Orinoco River, Venezuela

Climate: SubTropical

Maximum Size: 6.5cm (2.6”) with Females being larger

Temperament: Community friendly and prefer to be kept in groups.

Diet: Omnivorous and will sift through the substrate for food. Readily accepts dry catfish pellets, frozen bloodworm and similar foods that can reach the substrate.

Breeding: Easy

Temperature Range: 19-25 ℃ (66-77 ℉)

Preferred pH Range: 6.8-7.8

Minimum Aquarium size: For a small group of six, a minimum of 60l is advised. For larger groups provide more open space to observe natural schooling behaviour.

Potential Tank mates: Angelfish, Discus, most small tetras and plecos. 

Care Level: Easy

Like all other Corydoras, the Venezuela ‘orange’ is a social and friendly dwarf catfish. We always advise to keep a group  with as many Corydoras as your aquarium will allow. When in groups, they are more relaxed and confident. You will see much more natural behaviour when in groups.

The Corydoras are natural substrate sifters and seem to spend all day rummaging through the bottom of the aquarium in search of some food. For this reason, we highly recommend avoiding gravel and instead, soft silica sand with leaf litter to cover the base of your aquarium. Not only does this look amazing, it also protects your Corydoras gills from being damaged as the substrate filters through them. A soft acidic aquarium with plants and lots of wood will create a natural looking setup and by far the best environment.

As mentioned above, feeding your Corydoras is not difficult. They will accept all foods that arrive on the substrate. Dry catfish tablets with ingredients such as cucumber, spirulina and quality protein ingredients are best. Occasionally treating them to live bloodworm or brine shrimp is advised in order to provide a balanced and healthy diet.

Breeding in the home aquarium is achievable. Add the pair to a breeding tank of their own. By performing a water change with cooler water, this simulates the rainy season which will “get them in the mood”. Eggs are deposited on the surface of leaves, aquarium rocks or even the aquarium glass. Eggs can be susceptible to fungus so adding an anti fungal treatment to the aquarium at this point could help. Fry will be visible after 5-6 days and will accept powdered flake food initially then brine shrimp (newly hatched) until large enough to share the parents food.

All our fish are quarantined on arrival for two weeks. During this time, they are treated for any possible diseases and given a complete health check  to make sure they are health, happy and eating well before being placed in our display aquariums, ready for sale.

Dead on Arrival (DOA) Policy: In the unfortunate event that your fish arrives dead, please follow these steps: Within 12 hours of the delivery, take clear, unopened bag pictures showing the deceased fish. Send these photographs and your order number to our customer service email at getfish@thefishroom.co.nz or to our Facebook page and we will then offer a refund or store credit for the cost of the fish. 

Two-Week Guarantee Policy: We stand behind the health and quality of our fish, which is why we offer a two-week guarantee starting from the day of delivery. If your fish dies within this time frame, adhere to the following procedure: Take clear photos of the deceased fish. Using a reliable test kit, document via a dated photo, water parameters (pH, ammonia, nitrate, nitrite levels). Please email us the photographs, water parameters, and order number to getfish@thefishroom.co.nz or our Facebook page. After reviewing your claim, if approved, we will issue a store credit for the cost of the fish. Our two-week guarantee does not cover fish deaths due to unsuitable water conditions, incompatible tank mates or “disasters” i.e. a heater overheating. We recommend thoroughly researching each fish species' needs before introducing them to your aquarium to prevent such situations. 

 Freight Charges: Please note that shipping or freight charges are non-refundable under all circumstances. We hope this guide makes our refund and guarantee process more understandable. If you have any questions or need further clarification, please get in touch with us at getfish@thefishroom.co.nz. We are always happy to assist. Thank you for choosing The Fish Room. Happy fish keeping! 

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Genna Baird
A great fish

Very happy with my purchase of these guys, have fit in nicely in my tank. They are such a cool colour a cool little fish

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tyler
awesome

cool little fish

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Fish Girl
Stunners

Very happy with this purchase. These guys are swimming around and growing well. They look lovely. These Corys are slightly a bit more colourful and different then the usuals. I’ve had no issues with any of the fish I’ve purchased from The Fish Room

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Della Millar
Little cuties

Thanks again for a fabulous purchase very happy with our new additions