Cryptic Cory (Corydoras crypticus)
7 In stock
Remarks: Corydoras crypticus got their name due to the fact they are so similar to many other species of corydoras. They are a silver to tan color with a black mask and saddle.
These fish are active shoalers and will stay near conspecifics, making for a lovely sight. Corydoras feed by searching through sand with their barbels, and sand is necessary for the long-term health of Corys. Gravel substrates tend to be abrasive and damage the barbels, leading to infections and an inability to find food.
Corydoras are often looked at as "scavengers," but they should be treated in a similar fashion as the rest of your fish. They are omnivores and require a mixed diet. Flake food is readily accepted, as is baby brine shrimp and small pieces of blackworm.
Scientific Name: Corydoras crypticus
Common Name: Cryptic Cory
Max Size: 2-3"
Region of Origin: South America
Captive Bred or Wild: Wild
Diet: Sinking wafers, pellet, frozen foods
Compatibility: Schooling fish, dwarf cichlids, small catfish, livebearers, invertebrates.
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