Elegant Cory (Corydoras sp. C126)

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Remarks: There are many species in the 5th lineage of Corydoras that share similar body patterns, such as Corydoras elegansC. napoensisC. nanus, and C. gracilis. This Peruvian import contains fish known as C. sp. C126. They are from the Rio Madre de Dios in Peru and exhibit three horizontal bands with striations over the face and forehead. They are a base color of gold or tan depending on conditions. 

They 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 sp. C126

Common Name: Elegant Cory

Max Size: 2.5"

pH: 5.0-8.0

Hardness: Soft

Temperature: 72-82°

Aggressiveness: Peaceful

Region of Origin: South America

Captive Bred or Wild: Wild 

Diet: Flake or pellet

Compatibility: Schooling fish, dwarf cichlids, small catfish, livebearers, invertebrates.

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