Now it is season for the cute chessboard dwarf cory, Corydoras habrosus. The fish grows to a maximum of four centimeters. It is completely peaceful and leaves the plants in peace, so it is very suitable for community aquariums. The usual care-recommendations for Coryoras are valid, which means they should be kept in groups and at least some places of the bottom should be covered with fine sand. Since C. habrosus originates from the Orinoco drainage (Colombia and Venezuela) and it is very warm there, the water temperature should be somewhat higher than usual, 26-30°C are correct. Any usual fish food is eaten, if it only fits into the little mouth.
For our customers: the animals have code 231003 on our stocklist. Please note that we only supply the wholesale trade.
Text & photos: Frank Schäfer