Scientific name: Corydoras aeneus
Over a dozen species of corydoras aeneus are usually available in stores, but the Bronze Catfish is an excellent representative of that whole group. This small fish, growing to a length of 2.5 inches, is peaceful and active both at night and during the day. It is very social, and at least two or three should be kept together.
A water temperature between 72º and 82º Fahrenheit, a pH of 6.0 to 8.0, and water ranging from moderately soft to relatively hard are suitable. The Bronze Catfish eats all flake and freeze-dried foods and is particularly fond of live or frozen blackworms. Although it will consume any excess food in a tank, make sure this fish receives adequate amounts to eat.
To learn more about freshwater aquariums, see:
- Aquarium Basics
- How to Choose Aquarium Equipment
- How to Set Up an Aquarium
- How to Maintain an Aquarium
- How to Choose Aquarium Fish
- How to Care for Aquarium Fish
- Freshwater Aquarium Fish