Albino Corydoras Catfish

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Corydoras aeneus albino - (Gill, 1858)
Albino Corydoras Catfish

Corydoras aeneus: Albino form of the Bronze Corydoras Catfish. Aaron Norman


A captive-bred albino that is a favorite of many aquarists, it has all the admirable traits of the Corydoras clan. Puts on a constant show when kept in groups of three or more.

Family: Callichthyidae

Other common name(s):

Native range:

Habitat: Corydoras catfishes will be seen continually and industriously searching the substrate for food. The best choice is either fine-grade or rounded gravel. Provide hiding places, such as driftwood, rocks and inverted flowerpots.

Maximum length: 7 cm (3 in)

Minimum aquarium size: 76 L (20 gal)

Water: Freshwater 22 °C (72 °F) - 28 °C (82 °F)

General swimming level: Bottom.


Omnivore. Considered scavengers, these fishes are often neglected when it comes to feeding. They must be fed in the morning and just after the lights are extinguished at night to ensure optimum health and prepare them for spawning. Will accept a wide variety of meaty and herbivore aquarium fare, including flakes and pellets, especially those specifically designed for corys.

Aquarium Compatibility

Their constant grubbing keeps the substrate well stirred and free of stagnant pockets.

Special Care

Corydoras catfishes are schooling fishes that should be kept in groups of at least three to best observe their natural behaviors.


The larger female carries fertilized eggs between her ventral fins and deposits them on glass panes, leaves or stones. Fry are easily raised in a well-established tank with a layer of mulm.


For natural coloration of this fish, see Bronze Corydoras.

Reference: 101 Best Tropical Fishes
Image credit: AN
Text credit: KW