About Pepper Corydoras Catfish

About Pepper Corydoras Catfish

he Peppered Cory is a great addition to a freshwater community aquarium and are one of the most popular of the Corydoras. They stay small so can be put in a smaller tank with ease. They are very lively and friendly which makes them interesting to watch.

Please be aware that the image is for illustration purposes only. We are unable to guarantee the size, colour, sex or age of the fishes you are purchasing. If you have any questions regarding livestock please contact us. To minimise stress we are unable to hand pick specific fish. Lifespan is an estimate based on optimum conditions.


Actual size: 1-2cm


  • Maximum size: 7cm
  • Origin: West Indies
  • Ideal number kept together: 4+

    Water conditions
    pH: 6.0-8.0
    Hardness: 36–268 ppm
    Temperature: 20–27 °C

    Ease of care
    Easy. They are perfect for beginners as they are hardy and live well in a wider range of freshwater parameters.
    Sinking pellets or granules are best for them however they can also be given live or frozen food as a treat.
    Peaceful, community aquarium. They live well with tank mates such as Tetras, Rasbora, Livebearers, etc. They like a planted aquarium with hiding places.
    Breeding/ Sex
    Moderate. They lay eggs so you should have them in their own aquarium just in case the other fish eat the eggs. You should have more females to males for the best results. Females grow larger.
    Life Span
    They can live to anything from 3-5 years in perfect conditions.
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