Pygmy Cory | Adult | Mixed Gender
- 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: 71.6 to 78.8° F (22.0 to 26.0° C)
- Range ph: 6.0-8.0
- Hardness Range: 3 – 25 dGH
- Brackish: No
- Water Movement: Moderate
- Water Region: Bottom
The Pygmy Cory or Pygmy Catfish, is a small freshwater fish from the Corydoradinae sub-family. ‘Cory’ is short for Corydoras, which is their genus. The Pygmy Cory is mainly found in the Madeira River basin in Brazil, but populations are found across the South American continent. They thrive in tropical aquariums and are a great choice for beginners, though they are popular with experienced aquarists too. Since they are small, they do not live as long as larger aquarium species. Usually they live to be 3 years old, but this could lengthen or shorten based on how well they are cared for.
Scientific Name: Corydoras Pygmaeus
Adult Size of fish – inches: 1
Lifespan: 3 years
Aquarium Hardiness: hardy
Aquarist Experience Level: Beginners