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The Bronze Cory, scientifically known as Corydoras aeneus, is a popular and charming freshwater catfish known for its peaceful nature and distinctive appearance. This species adds both activity and visual appeal to community aquariums, making it a favored choice among aquarists.



  • Average Size: 2.5 inches
  • Max Size: Up to 2.5 inches
  • Tank Size Required: 20 gallons or larger


Temperament: The Bronze Cory is known for its peaceful and sociable nature, making it an excellent addition to community aquariums. They thrive in the company of their own kind, so it's recommended to keep them in groups.


Unique Traits: Distinguished by its bronze or metallic-colored body and distinctive barbels around its mouth, the Bronze Cory is a visually appealing and active fish. It has an armored appearance, typical of corydoras species.


Origin: Native to South America, the Bronze Cory is found in various river systems across Venezuela, Colombia, and other parts of the continent.


Other Names:

  • Corydoras aeneus
  • Bronze Catfish


Care Level: Easy


Diet: The Bronze Cory is omnivorous, and its diet should include a mix of high-quality sinking pellets, flakes, and occasional live or frozen foods like bloodworms or brine shrimp. They also benefit from a substrate with sinking pellets to forage.


Characteristics and Looks: The Bronze Cory is characterized by its bronze or metallic-colored body, and it has a series of dark spots along its flanks. The barbels around its mouth help it search for food in the substrate, adding to its charming appearance.


Water Parameters:

  • pH: 6.0-7.5
  • gH (General Hardness): 2-15 dGH
  • kH (Carbonate Hardness): 2-12 dKH
  • Temperature: 72-78°F


Disclaimer: "Please note that these are general guidelines, and for more accurate values, we encourage you to contact Living Aquarium by phone or in person. Within store hours, our team of experts is always happy to answer any questions you may have and provide personalized guidance on care."

Bronze Cory

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