Corydoras nattereri

Common Names: Blue Cory
Natterer's Cory
Family: Callichthyidae
Category: Catfish_Bottom_Feeders
Distribution: America - South; America - South
Main Ecosystem: Stream; In a part of the Rio Parahyba.
Temperament: Peaceful; Very peaceful fish, good for a community tank.
Diet: Ominvore; They will eat anything that reaches the bottom, and particularly relish live foods.
Care: They prefer a tank with hiding places in which to rest, and a lot of open space to play and forage for food in. These fish should be kept in shoals of at least six or so, or they will not be as active and happy.
6.5 - 7.8
20°C - 24°C
68°F - 75°F
5 dH - 16 dH
Potential Size: Male: 6cm (2.4")
Female: 6.5cm (2.6")
Water Region: Bottom; They spend most of their time on the substrate.
Activity: NonSpecific; A little more active at night, though they are out and about at all hours.
Gender: Mature females are larger and wider when viewed from above.
Breeding: Breeding is reportedly the same as with other cories, particularly Corydoras aeneus. They are most likely to breed just after a water change, especially if slightly cooler water is added.
Comments: These cories are very good candidates for a community setup, and will never bother other fish. They constantly 'graze' the bottom looking for leftover food. Cories are active, entertaining fish, and these are no exception.
Main Colours: Blue, Silver
Markings: No Markings
Mouth: Downturned
Tail: Concave
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