Peppered Cory Catfish

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Description of the Peppered Cory Catfish

The Peppered Cory Catfish is also known as the Pepper Cory or Cory Catfish. Unlike most species of catfish, it is active during the day. It is an ideal tropical aquarium fish for the beginner, a hardy and peaceful species, it eats leftover food which sinks to the bottom of the tank making it a very useful addition to a community tank. It is important that the substrate is sand as the Cory's sensitive barbels will get damaged on a gravel substrate.

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Peppered Cory Catfish

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Popular Name: Peppered Cory Catfish
Species: Corydoras paleatus

Profile of the Peppered Cory Catfish
This Profile contains interesting facts and information about the Peppered Cory Catfish species.

  • Size: Up to 6cm

  • Fish Tank conditions: Temp 20 to 26 Degrees. PH 6.0 to 7.0

  • Diet / Feeding: Algae Wafers, Frozen or Dried Food

  • Temperament: Peaceful, keep in groups of at least six

  • Habitat: Sandy Fresh Water River / Stream Beds

  • Behaviour: Good Community Fish

  • Range: Brazil, Uruguay. Amazon River Basin

Scientific Classification of the Peppered Cory Catfish
Definition: Scientific classification, or biological classification, is how biologists group and categorize species of organisms with shared physical characteristics. Scientific classification belongs to the science of taxonomy.

  • Species: Corydoras paleatus

  • Popular Name: Peppered Cory Catfish - Pepper Cory - Cory Catfish

  • Kingdom: Animalia

  • Phylum: Chordata

  • Class: Actinopterygii

  • Order: Siluriformes

  • Family:Callichthyidae

Interesting Facts and Information - How do you identify the sex of a Peppered Cory Catfish?
The males and females of many fish species have different colors or different shaped bodies. But there are also other fish species where there is no visible difference. Its sometimes tricky being an ichthyologist!


Interesting Facts and Information - Why are Peppered Cory Catfish slimy?
Peppered Cory Catfish secrete a type of mucus, or slime, from their skin. This slime provides protection against parasites and infections and helps the Peppered Cory Catfish to move through the water faster. Some fish species also release toxins in their slime which ward off enemy attacks. Other fish species use their slime to feed their young.

Interesting Facts and Information -
Why do Peppered Cory Catfish have gills?
Gills enable the Peppered Cory Catfish to breathe. Gills consist of thin sheets of tissue containing blood vessels. As water passes over the gills oxygen is absorbed into the blood stream Carbon dioxide passes out into the water. The gills are protected by a large bony plate called an operculum. Some fish species however have lungs and breathe air.

Interesting Facts and Information -
Why do the Peppered Cory Catfish have fins?
A fin is an external appendage or "limb" of a fish. Fins are used for directing, stabilizing, or propelling the different fish species in water. Numbers of fins vary between fish species, but there are usually seven. Each of the fins on a fish are designed to perform a specific function:

  • Dorsal fins - The dorsal fin is located on the backs of fishes. The Peppered Cory Catfish has Dorsal fins to lend stability in swimming.

  • Ventral fins. The ventral fin is located on the pelvic area of fishes. The Peppered Cory Catfish has Ventral fins to lend stability in swimming.

  • Caudal fins. The Caudal fin is located on the tail area of fishes. The Peppered Cory Catfish has Caudal fins to propel through the water.

  • Pectoral fins. The Pectoral fin is located on the breast area of fishes. The Peppered Cory Catfish has Pectoral fins to for locomotion and side to side movement

Interesting Facts and Information about Peppered Cory Catfish

Peppered Cory Catfish

  • Interesting Information about Peppered Cory Catfish

  • Facts about Fish Species - Why are Peppered Cory Catfish slimy?

  • Why do the Peppered Cory Catfish have gills?

  • Facts about Fish Species - Why do the Peppered Cory Catfish have fins?

  • Species: Corydoras paleatus

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