Cory catfish are found in still or slow moving clear waters in South America. All species are non aggressive and can be housed with any species that is not large enough to eat them. Most corydoras are small, with the exception of a few that can reach 4 inches in adulthood. They come in a wide variety of patterns and spend their time schooling on the bottom of the tank using their barbels to search for food in the gravel or sand.
Barbatus, or bearded cory, are seldom seen in the trade as they have become difficult to catch in the wilds of Brazil. Our barbatus are tank rasied and ready for the aquarium. These beautiful peaceful catfish appear to have beards and grow longer than most Corydora.
Scientific Name: Scleromystax barbatus
Origin: South America
Lifespan: 8 years
Max Size: 3.5 inches
Food: Flake, live, frozen
Shipping Size: Approx. one inch to two inches