Pygmy Cory ( Corydoras Pygmaeus ) 精灵鼠

RM 5.00


Pygmy Cory

If you're looking for a peaceful schooling fish with lots of personality for your nano tank, look no further than Pygmy Corys!  They are also known by the names Dwarf Corydoras, and their scientific name, Corydoras pygmaeus.  These tiny fish are mostly a gleaming silver color, but they feature a striking black stripe running horizontally down their bodies that is highlighted in a brilliant white.  They are particularly popular for shrimp tanks due to their peaceful nature.  These catfish are VERY small and do not grow larger than ¾ of an inch in length.

They do best in tanks that have smooth substrate, such as sand or gravel, as they tend to spend a lot of time at the bottom of the tank.  They do best in groups of 6 or more.  Because they are middle to bottom-dwelling fish, their primary source of food will come from your substrate, so sinking foods such as pellets and tablets tend to work the best for these fish. It is important to note that Pygmy Cories are usually not able to survive solely on uneaten fish food from fish that feed at higher levels of your aquarium.  

Pygmy Corydoras are completely peaceful and safe to keep with other fish (as long as the other fish are peaceful too!), snails, shrimp, and live plants!  They are known for their adorable appearance, as well as their unique ability to blink their eyes and shift their eyes downward.  They can often be seen digging voraciously through substrate for food, which is one of the reasons that sand substrate is a good idea with these fish.  

 What We Like About This Fish:

✔Charming and lively personality
✔Stay very small, making them perfect for  
     smaller aquariums
✔Safe with plants
✔Peaceful
 
Care Guidelines :
Temperature:  22° - 26° C
pH:  6.4 - 7.4
Diet:  Omnivorous.
Social behavior:  Peaceful, schooling/shoaling.
Average adult size:  1.3 - 1.9 cm