CORYDORABLE - BANDED CORYDORAS
The Banded Corydoras
The banded corydoras, or bearded freshwater catfish, inhabits coastal regions of south-east Brazil, South America.
A very popular choice among fish keepers, they are generally peaceful but can grow larger than most Corydoras (up to 10cm) so a fairly large aquarium habitat is recommended.
Corydoras thrive and a substrate of fine sand, or very clean small rounded gravel. They require some sheltered habitat, especially if you are keeping more than one male.
Banded corys benefit from a rich worm and insect-based diet, as well as plant matter. Bloodworm and Tubifex are great, but ensure that they have a varied diet which includes some plant/algae/vegetable-based food.
Please do not make the common mistake of assuming that Corys survive on bottom-feeding leftovers or waste from other tank inhabitants. They should not be relied upon to 'clean' an aquarium, and should be given a specific dietary plan like all other fish.
Ideal water perameters 6.0 - 8.0 ph
Temperature: 24-28 °C
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