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Corydoras aeneus (albino)

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Jim Makin (1) Kathy Marshall (2) Sandy Milne (4) Allan James (2) K. Meier (1) John Bradley (2)

ScotCat Sources:

Factsheet Article Etymology = Genus Etymology = species

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Relevant Information:

This is a man made albino varirty of Corydoras aeneus. If starting off with this species buy at least half-a-dozen as with most Cory's they are happier in their own company, and with the comparatively low price of aeneus (apart from the new varieties) it would certainly not break the bank, and you could end up of course with at least a pair of these hardy Cory's. Aquarium Care: Will do well in a community setup with smaller tank mates such as Rasboras and Tetra's. Do not house with aggressive species or large Cichlids. Reproduction: Breeding is comparatively easy with cool water changes that lowers the temperature, triggering them off. Feed a good balanced diet making sure that they get their full quota of food if kept in a community tank. Diet: A good quality flake food provides all the essential vitamins that they need with extra feedings of frozen bloodworm, white worm (sparingly) and tablet food.

Common Name:

Albino Cory


Corydoras schultzei, C.macrosteus, C.venezuelanus, C.microps, Hoplosoma aeneum.




Albino variety not found in nature


Male 6.5cm. (2½ins) Female 7.5cm. (3ins)


20-26°C (67-79°F)




ScotCat Factsheet no. 2. Feb. 1997.



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