Panda Corydoras Catfish

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Corydoras panda - Nijssen & Isbrücker, 1971
Panda Corydoras Catfish

An endearing smaller Cory catfish, ideal for beginners and nano aquariums. Aaron Norman

[edit] Overview

Delightful, modestly sized catfish that is perfect for a beginner's aquarium. "Armored" catfish with two main rows of overlapping, bony plates on their bodies.

Family: Callichthyidae

Other common name(s):

Native range:

  • Upper Amazon River Basin

Habitat: Will be seen continuously and industrially searching the substrate for food. The best choice is either fine-grade or rounded gravel.

Maximum length: 4.5 cm (2 in)

Minimum aquarium size: 38 L (10 gal)

Water: Freshwater 22 °C (295 K, 72 °F) - 28 °C (301 K, 82 °F)

General swimming level: Bottom.

[edit] Feeding

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.

[edit] Aquarium Compatibility

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

[edit] Breeding/Propagation

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.

[edit] Notes

Provide hiding places, such as driftwood, rocks or inverted flowerpots.

Reference: 101 Best Tropical Fishes
Image credit: AN
Text credit: KW
Facts about Panda Corydoras CatfishRDF feed
Common name Panda Corydoras Catfish  +
Family Callichthyidae  +
Genus Corydoras  +
Image credit AN  +
Maximum length 2 in  +
Minimum aquarium size 10 gal  +
Native range Upper Amazon River Basin  +
Reference 101 Best Tropical Fishes  +
Specific name panda  +
Swimming level Bottom.  +
Text credit KW  +
Water max temp 301 K (28 °C, 82 °F)  +
Water min temp 295 K (22 °C, 72 °F)  +
Water type Freshwater  +