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Panda Cory | Juvenile

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  • Minimum Tank Size: 10 gal (38 L) – A 10-gallon tank is sufficient to hold the small school this species requires to be comfortable.
  • Substrate Type: Any
  • Lighting Needs: Moderate – normal lighting
  • Temperature: 73° – 79° F (23° – 26° C)
  • Range ph: 6.0 – 7.6
  • Hardness Range: 0 – 15 dKH
  • Brackish: No
  • Water Movement: Moderate
  • Water Region: Bottom

Corydoras panda is commonly known as the panda cory or the panda catfish. These fish come from the genus Corydoras which is collectively referred to as the armored catfish, They requires a well planted aquarium with plenty of hiding places that provide relief from the light. A smooth sand or gravel substrate is needed because of the easily damaged barbels. They enjoy being in numbers, so a small school of six or more is ideal for these Catfish

Panda cory is off-white to faint pink in color, with three prominent deep black markings. The first begins at the top of the head and covers the eyes, much like the black markings around the eyes of a giant panda. The second black marking covers the dorsal fin, and the third is at the base of the tail, known as the caudal peduncle. The size of this third spot at the base of the tail varies and has given rise to the big-spot and small-spot morphs of this fish, each being named for the size of the tail spot. Like other members of the cory family, this fish has two rows of overlapping bony plates known as scutes, rather than scales. Panda corys have three sets of paired barbels, as well as several sharp barbs that serve as a defense mechanism. One barb is located under each eye, another in front of the dorsal fin, and another on the adipose fin.

Scientific Name: Corydoras Panda

Adult Size of fish – inches: 2 Inches

Lifespan: 10 – 15 years. If Kept in required Conditions.

Aquarium Hardiness: Soft

Aquarist Experience Level: Intermediate