Pepper Cory (Corydoras Paleatus)

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The Pepper Cory or Corydoras Paleatus is a cory species that gets to be about 2.5 inches in length and is one of the larger Cory Catfish. In general, Corys prefer to be in groups of 6 or more. The different Cory species can usually be mixed without any issue. Corys are peaceful fish that search on or in the substrate with their barbells for food. Sand or smooth gravel is preferred.

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Description

Corydoras paleatus

Pepper Cory

The Pepper Cory or Corydoras Paleatus is a cory species that gets to be about 2.5 inches in length and is one of the larger Cory Catfish. The Peppered Cory Cat has black and dark green spots, with a white underside. In general, Corys prefer to be in groups of 6 or more. The different Cory species can usually be mixed without any issue. Corys are peaceful fish that search on or in the substrate with their barbells for food. Sand or smooth gravel is preferred.

Environment for Pepper Cory

Corydoras Paleatus come from parts of southern Brazil, Uruguay, Paraguay, and Argentina. The Pepper Copy originates from the lower Paraná River basin. They prefer water temperature from 72f to 78f and a PH from 6.0 to 7.4. They would do well in a well-filtered 10 gallon, but a 20 gallon or larger is preferred. These fish have sensitive barbells or whiskers and one should have the proper substrate for them. To keep their barbels (whiskers) in the best condition, fine sand or smooth gravel should be used as the substrate.

Feeding Pepper Cory

Corydoras are omnivorous and will eat a variety of foods. Good Quality sinking food like Dr. Bassleer Biofish Food or Northfin Kelp wafers is a great choice. Most high quality sinking food will be fine. They will also eat fresh vegetables like cucumber or zucchini.

Take a look at other Corys for sale at Michaels Fish Room here. Corydoras do best in a group of 6 or more. They are great for the community fish tank as they are peaceful and will help keep the bottom clean. They do well with livebearers, plecos, tetras, and most other peaceful fish. The Pepper Cory you will receive be 1/2 inch to 1 inch. The fish you receive are captive-breed and fasted for forty-eight hours before shipment.

 

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