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The Banded Cory Catfish (Scleromystax barbatus), also known as the Bearded Cory Catfish, stands out as a distinguished member of the Corydoras family. With its elongated body shape and intricate markings, reaching up to 4 inches (10 cm) in size, it possesses unique characteristics that make it a captivating addition to any aquarium. This animated schooling fish thrives in community and planted tanks, adding vibrancy to its surroundings.

Peaceful in nature, the Banded Cory Catfish coexists harmoniously with most nano aquarium inhabitants sharing similar temperature preferences. While it may prey on small shrimp, it poses no threat to larger shrimp and most other ornamental invertebrates. Thriving as a classic scavenger, it sifts through sand or smooth gravel substrate for food, making it essential to provide a suitable substrate to prevent damage to its delicate barbels and underbelly.

Adaptable to various subtropical freshwater conditions, the Banded Cory Catfish maintains its health with standard regular maintenance and avoids sudden changes in water parameters. Its diet includes a variety of dry, frozen, and live foods, ensuring its nutritional needs are met.


Species: Corydoras barbatus
Common Name: Banded Cory, Bearded Cory
Origin: South America
Diet: Omnivore
pH Range: 6.8 – 7.2
Temperature: Tropical 24°C – 28°C
Breed Type: Egg Layer
Max Size: Approximately 10cm
Sex: Un-sexed

Banded Corydoras (Scleromystax barbatus)

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