CW010 Orange Laser Cory (Corydoras sp. “orange laser”)


The Orange Laser or Orange Stripe Cory is one of the most vividly colored fish in its genus, with an unmistakable fluorescent orange stripe arching across its back. Known from the Ucayali and Maranon rivers in Peru, two headwaters of the Amazon, it is unknown what purpose this unusually bright streak of color serves in the wild but in the aquarium it makes for a remarkable display. Like most Corydoras they are active, peaceful schooling fish that will display their best colors and behaviors in a larger group.



CW010 Orange Laser Cory (Corydoras sp. “orange laser”)

Origin: Wild Peru
Locale: Rio Ucayali outside Pucallpa
Diet: Insects, invertebrates, most sinking frozen & prepared feeds
Adult Size: 2.5″
Recommended Tank Size: 30 gallons
Compatibility: Peaceful, excellent community fish

Preferred Water Parameters
pH:                          6.0 – 7.5
Temp:                     78-82F
Ammonia:              0ppm
Nitrite:                    0ppm
Nitrate:                  <30ppm