Venezuelan Cory (Corydoras venezuelanus)


A colorful and popular species of Corydoras, the Venezuelan Cory originates from a few coastal rivers in Venezuela but is now bred on a large scale for the aquarium trade so wild specimens are almost never seen. Small, active, and with attractive orange and green coloration, Venezuelan Corys are ideal for nearly any small to medium peaceful community aquarium. Like most Corydoras, they are an active schooling species that will do best in a group of at least 5 fish. Peaceful and hardy, they prefer a fine sand substrate, well-oxygenated water and temperatures in the 75-80F range.


Venezuelan Cory (Corydoras venezuelanus)

Origin: Aquacultured Asia
Diet: Insects, invertebrates, most sinking frozen & prepared feeds
Adult Size: 2.25″
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