The Dainty Cory or Corydoras habrosus is attractively marked species of the genus Corydoras from South America. Found across the span of two countries it has been recorded in the Upper Orinoco River in Venezuela as well as Columbia. This is a peaceful bottom dwelling fish which makes a fantastic member of community tank. They will accept a nice range of aquarium prepared foods including catfish sinking pellets, freeze dried foods and live foods as well. This species enjoys swimming so avoid a small aquarium.
In terms of water quality they tolerate a range of temperatures between 70 to 78 degrees with a pH range between 6.2 – 7.2 respectively. Breeding the salt and pepper catfish or the Dainty Cory as it’s also known is accomplished by keeping three to five individuals. They are known to spawn and deposit their eggs in plant leaves or the plants underside but not on top. A typical tank setup should include fine sand and hiding places. Some hobbyists like to use driftwood, clay flowerpots and even coconut shells make a nice cave.
Common names for Corydoras habrosus:
Salt and pepper catfish