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Panda Corydoras

Imported 

Panda Cory (Corydoras Panda)

 

Native Location: Peru

Climate: Tropical

Maximum Size: 5 cm (2 inches)

Temperament: Peaceful

Diet: Omnivore

Breeding: Moderate

Temperature Range: 20 – 25℃ (68 – 77℉)

Preferred pH Range: 6.0 – 7.0

Minimum Aquarium Size: 38L (10 gallons)

Potential Tankmates: Clown loaches, Neon Tetras, Julli Cory

Care Level: Beginner

 

Panda Corys are a peaceful and social species. Their colourings are similar to the giant pandas we know and love. Making them an intriguing addition to smaller freshwater aquariums.

 

These are scavengers and will seek out all the food that makes it to the bottom of your aquarium. If housed with other fishes, you will need to ensure your Panda Corys are getting enough food. Try sinking food tablets or use tongs to get food straight to them. Include a diet of primarily meaty foods, live or frozen work; shrimps, worms, insects and crustaceans. Panda Corys are a peaceful and social species so, keep them in a school with at least six others of their kind. Also, try keeping them with other bottom dwellers such as Clown Loaches. So long as the other party is also a small to mid-sized peaceful species, they should get along swimmingly.

 

They are an enduring species and handle varieties of water conditions. So long as the water quality is high with frequent water changes. As Panda Corys are bottom-dwelling, they will scavenge through the substrate. You will need to use fine gravel or sand to avoid injuries. Provide enough cover by planting plenty of live vegetation and other decorations. Caves, rocks and driftwood will make great shade and hiding spots. Also, consider floating plants for extra shade.

 

Panda Corys have a white to light pink coloured body. With three prominent deep black markings. Male and female Panda Corys share a similar physique. But, a female will be larger and have a rounder underbelly. View them from the top of the tank to see this telling difference. Males are slimmer and shorter in length to their counterpart. Breeding at home is possible but can still be a moderate task to complete. In a breeding tank, make it homey with Java moss and other fine-leaved plants. Find deposited eggs on the flat surfaces of these plants. Once spawning is done, remove the adult fish from the tank as they will potentially eat their eggs and fry.

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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