Salt and Pepper Corydoras
Salt & Pepper Cory
Native Location: Upper Orinoco River
Temperature Range: 20-26℃ (70-78.8℉)
Preferred pH Range: 5.5-7.5
Minimum Aquarium Size: 60l aquarium for small group of 6.
Potential Tankmates: Cardinal Tetras, Rummynose tetra, Apistogramma, Discus, Angelfish
Care Level: Easy
The Salt & Pepper Cory is one of the smaller species of Corydoras but is just as loveable as all the others. A natural bottom feeder that thrives in an aquarium with soft silica sand and some plants for cover. We recommend keeping in groups of 6 upwards. This promotes natural behaviour and provides a sense of security.
Feeding your Salt & Pepper Cory is not a difficult task with almost everything on the menu. Always provide a variety of live, frozen and dry foods. Bloodworm is a favourite along with daphnia. Dry foods should include quality ingredients like insect meal and spirulina algae.
To breed, use a slightly cooler water during water changes and create additional surface agitation while filling up the tank. Adult pairs will spawn and attach eggs to the surface of leaves, wood, stone and even the aquarium glass. It is common to add botanicals to breeder tanks to help prevent any fungal growth on the eggs.
All our fish are quarantined on arrival for two weeks. During this time, we treat for any health issues that may occur during transport and insure each fish is eating well and looking healthy. All fish are treated with Flubendazole before finally going on sale.