Cory Catfish

Cory cats are a very active breed of catfish that likes to be in groups 5 or more they are always moving around the bottom of the aquarium looking for what ever food they can find that's bin left. These little catfish are easy to care for and very interesting to watch. They are great for any community aquarium all you have to do is make sure they have places to  hide. 

   Most of the tropical fish species listed below thier tank temperature's should be around  75 to 80  F 

Species- Corydoras_Adolfil

Common Name- Adolfo Cory

Care Level- Easy

Temperment- Peaceful

Adult Size- 2-3 inches

Tank Size- 5 gallons

Rare Species/hard to find

Species- Corydoras_Aeneus

Common Name- Bronze Cory

Care Level- Easy

Temperment- Peaceful

Adult Size- 2-3 inches

Tank Size- 5 gallons

Species-Corydoras_Aeneus_Albino

Common Name-Albino Cory

Care Level- Easy

Temperment- Peaceful

Adult Size- 2-3 inches

Tank Size- 5 gallons

 Species- Corydoras_agassizii

Common Name- Agassizii's Cory

Care Level- Easy

Temperment- Peaceful

Adult Size- 2-3 Inches

Tank Size- 5 gallons

Species- Corydoras_Ambiacus

Common Name- Spotted Cory

Care Level- Easy

Temperment- Peaceful

Adult Size- 2-3 inches

Tank Size- 5 gallons

Species- Corydoras_Arcuatus

Common Name- Skunk Cory

Care Level- Easy

Temperment- Peaceful

Adult Size- 2-3 inches

Tank Size- 5 gallons

Species- Corydoras_Amatus

Care Level- Easy

Temperment- Peaceful

Adult Size- 2-3 inches

Tank Size- 5 gallon

Species- Corydoras_Atropersonatus

Common Name- Fairy Cory

Care Level- Easy

Temperment- Peaceful

Adult Size- 2-3 inches

Tank Size- 5 gallons

Species- Corydoras_Aurofrenatus

Care Level- Easy

Temperment- Peaceful

Adult Size- 2-3 inches

Tank Size- 5 gallons

 Species- Corydoras_Axelrodi

Common Name- Axelrodi's Cory

Care Level- Easy

Temperment- Peaceful

Adult Size- 2-3 inches

Tank Size- 5 gallons

Species- Corydoras_Bilineatus

Common Name- San Juan Cory

Care Level- Easy

Temperment- Peaceful

Adult Size- 2-3 inches

Tank Size- 5 gallons

Species- Corydoras_bondi

Common Name- Black Stripe Cory

Care Level- Easy

Temperment- Peaceful

Adult Size- 2-3 inches

Tank Size- 5 gallons

Species- Corydoras_brevirostris

Care Level- Easy

Temperment- Peaceful

Adult Size- 2-3 inches

Tank Size- 5 gallons

Species- Corydoras_Caudimaculatus

Common Name- Tail Spot Cory

Care Level- Easy

Temperment- Peaceful

Adult Size- 2-3 inches

Tank Size- 5 gallons

Species- Corydoras_Cervinus

Care Level- Easy

Temperment- Peaceful

Adult Size- 2-3 inches

Tank Size- 5 gallons

Species- Corydoras_Concolor

Common Name- Slate Cory

Care Level- Easy

Temperment- Peaceful

Adult Size- 2-3 inches

Tank Size- 5 gallons

Species- Corydoras_Condispiculus

Common Name- Long Nose Cory

Care Level- Easy

Temperment- Peaceful

Adult Size- 2-3 inches

Tank Size- 5 gallons 

Species- Corydoras_Copei

Common Name- Copei Cory

Care Level- Easy

Temperment- Peaceful

Adult Size- 2-3 inches

Tank Size- 5 gallons

Species- Corydoras_Davidsandsi

Common Name- Sand's Cory

Care Level- Easy

Temperment- Peaceful

Adult size- 2-3 inches

Tank Size- 5 gallons

Species-Corydoras_Delphax

Common Name- False Blochi Cory

Care Level- Easy

Temperment- Peaceful

Adult Size- 2-3 inches

Tank Size- 5 gallons

Species- Corydoras_Duphlicareus

Care Level- Easy

Temperment- peaceful

Adult Size- 2-3 inches

Tank Size- 5 gallons

Species-Corydoras_Ehrhardti

Care Level- Easy

Temperment- Peaceful

Adult Size- 2-3 inches

Tank Size- 5 gallons

 

Species- Corydoras_Elegans

Common Name- Eleagnt Cory

Care Level- Easy

Temperment- Temperment

Adult Size- 2-3 inches

Tank Size- 5 gallons

Species- Corydoras-ephippifer

Care Level- Easy

Temperment- Peaceful

Adult Size- 2-3 inches

Tank Size- 5 gallons

Species- Corydoras_Fowleri

Common Name- Flowler's Cory

Care Level- Easy

Temperment- Peaceful

Adult Size- 2-3 inches

Tank Size- 5 gallons

Species- Corydoras_gomezi

Care Level- Easy

Temperment- Peaceful

Adult Size- 2-3 inches

Tank Size- 5 gallons

 Species- Corydoras_geoffroy

Care Level- Easy

Temperment- Peaceful

Adult Size- 2-3 inches

Tank Size- 5 gallons

Large Catfish 

 Species- Pimelodus pictus

Common name- Pictus catfish

Care level- easy

temperment- Semi aggressive

Adult size- 6 inches

Tank size- 30 gallons

Species- Pimelodella gracillis

Common name- Slender pimelodella

Care level- Moderate

Temperament- Semi aggressive

Adult size- 8 inches

Tank size- 55 gallons 

Species- Pimelodus maculatus

Common name- Spottoed pimelodus

Care level- Moderate

Temperament- Peaceful

Adult size- 10 inches

Tank size- 55 gallons 

Species- Leiarus marmoratus

Common name- Marbled catfish

Care level- moderate

temperament- semi aggressive

Adult size- 24 inches

Tank size- 200 gallons 

Species- Chaca - chaca

Common name- Frog mouth catfish

Care level- Moderate

Temperament- aggressive

Adult size- 8 inches

Tank size- 55 gallons

information- The Frog mouth catfish should only be housed with fish that are going to be to big to fit into his mouth otherwise they may become a snack!.

Species- Phractocephalus hemioliopterus

Common name- Redtail catfish

Care level- Hard

Temperament- semi aggressive

Adult size- 24 inches

Tank size- 200 gallons 

Species- Platystomatichthys sturio

Common name- Sturgeon catfish

Care level- Hard

Temperment- Peaceful

Adult size- 16 inches

Tank size- 80 gallons

Information- The Sturgeon catfish can be kept in groups or single. It can also be kept with other species of fish as long those fish are 5 inches or bigger or they might become food.

 

Species- Pseudopimelodus  zungaro bufonius

Common name- Black banded marbled catfish

Care level- Moderate

Temperment- Peaceful

Adult size- 7 inches

Tank size- 30 gallons

Information- This species of catfish is nocturnal and prefer to be kept single. This species will eat smaller fish if given the chance.

Species- Sorubim lima

Common name- Shovel-Nose Catfish

Care level- hard

Temperament- Semi aggressive

Adult Size- 8 inches

Tank Size- 55 gallons or bigger

Information- This species of catfish needs lots of hiding place. They also will only eat live food and should only be housed with tank mates of the same size. 

Species- Hemisorubim platyrhynchos

Common name- Spotted Shovel nose Catfish

Care level- moderate

Temperament- Semi aggressive

Adult size- 14 inches

Tank size- 55 gallons or bigger 

Species- Brachyplatystoma tigrinum

Common name- Zebra shovel nose catfish

Care level- moderate

Temperament- Semi aggressive

Adult size- 24 inches

Tank size- 80 gallons

Information- well eat fish that fits into it's mouth.

Rare & very expensive.

Species- Ompok eugeneiatus

Common name- Borneo Glass Catfish

Care level- Moderate

Temperament- Peaceful

Adult size- 7 inches

Tank size 55 gallons or bigger

Information- This species of catfish needs well filtered water and should not be caught with a net.

Synodontis Catfish 

Species- Bagroides melaperus

Common name- Harlequin Lancer cat

Care level- easy

temperament- semi aggressive

Adult size- 11 inches

Tank size- 55 gallons

Extra info- Rare species hard to find. 

 Species- Synodontis Nigrita

Common name- False upside-down catfish/Lace catfish

Care level- Easy

Temperament- Semi aggressive

Adult size- 7 inches

Diet- Flakes/frozen/live foods

Habitat- An aquarium with a soft substrate and some rocks and driftwood to create hiding places.

Tank size- 55 gallons

 Species- Synodontis alberti

Common name- Big eye squeaker

Care level- Easy

Temperament- peaceful

Adult size- 6-7 inches

Diet- flakes/live food

Habitat- Well planted aquarium with some rocks and drift wood to provide hideing places and a fine gravel or sand substrate.  

Tank size- 29 gallons

Species- Synodontis angelica

Common name- Angel squeaker

Care level- easy

Temperment- semi aggressive

Adult size- 7-8 inches

Diet- algae/flake food

Habitat-Well planted aquarium with some rocks and drift wood to provide hideing places and a fine gravel or sand substrate.

Tank size- 55 gallons

 Species- Synodontis aterrima

Common name- Squeaker catfish

Care level- easy

Temperament- peaceful

Diet-Flakes/frozen/live foods

Habitat- Well planted aquarium with some rocks and drift wood to provide hiding places and a fine gravel or sand substrate.

Tank size- 29 gallons

 Species- Synodontis batesii

Common name- Dwarf synodontis

Care level- easy

Temperment- peaceful

Adult size- 3 - 4 inches

Habitat- Well planted aquarium with some rocks and drift wood to provide hideing places and a fine gravel or sand substrate.

Diet- Flake/frozen/live foods

Tank size- 20 gallons

 Species- Synodontis brichardi

Common name- Brichardi's synodontis

Temperament- peaceful

Adult size- 5-6 inches

Diet- Flake/frozen/live foods

Habitat- Well planted aquarium with some rocks and drift wood to provide hiding places and a fine gravel or sand substrate.

Tank size- 30 gallons

Please note: do not house with more territorial synodontis species.


Species- Synodontis congica

Common name- congo synodontis

Care level- easy

Temperment- peaceful

Adult size- 6 - 7 inches

Diet- flakes/frozen/live foods

Habitat- Well planted aquarium with some rocks and drift wood to provide hideing places and a fine gravel or sand substrate.

Tank size-  55 gallons