True Pygmy Cory Tank Raised – Group of 10


One of the smallest species of Corydoras and an ideal, active schooling fish for the aquarium, the true Pygmy Cory is found in the middle and upper Amazon and Napo rivers in Colombia, Brazil, and Peru. In the wild, they are usually found in shallow stretches of whitewater or clearwater creeks or seasonally flooded forest. This species is a true shoaling fish which aggregates in groups of hundreds to thousands in nature, and unlike most Corydoras will spend a substantial amount of time swimming in the water column rather than on the substrate. In the aquarium, they will exhibit this same ‘swarming’ behavior and constant activity if kept in groups of 10 or more. With their small adult size and compatibility with almost any other small fish or invertebrate, they are an extremely popular addition to planted and shrimp tanks. Our tank raised Pygmy Corys are bred in captivity and will adapt to aquarium life easily, making them a good choice for beginner to intermediate hobbyists.

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True Pygmy Cory (Corydoras pygmaeus) – Group of 10

Origin: Tank Raised Asia
Diet: A scavenger and micropredator, will accept most small sinking foods in the aquarium
Adult Size: 0.5 – 0.75″
Recommended Tank Size: 10 gallons
Compatibility: Peaceful, excellent community fish

Preferred Water Parameters
pH:                          6.0 – 7.5
Temp:                     77-82F
Ammonia:              0ppm
Nitrite:                    0ppm
Nitrate:                  <30ppm