Black Venezuela Corydorus

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Venezuela Corydoras

Common name: Venezuela Corydoras

Usual size in fish tanks: 5 - 6 cm (1.97 - 2.36 inch)


Recommended pH range for the species: 6.2 - 7.4

Recommended water hardness (dGH): 3 - 14°N (53.57 - 250ppm)

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Recommended temperature: 21 - 26 °C (69.8 - 78.8°F)

The way how these fish reproduce: Spawning

Where the species comes from: South America

Temperament to its own species: peaceful

Temperament toward other fish species: peaceful

Usual place in the tank: Bottom levels

Food and feeding

The staple diet of Concolor cory should be quality flake and algae wafers, or sinking pellets. Include in the diet weekly treats of blood worm or brine shrimp.


South America, Concolor cories are most widely reported to inhabit the Rio Parguaza in Venezuela.


The females are plumper and wider, the males have a taller dorsal fin.


Concolor cories prefer soft, acidic water in which to breed. The female will lay her eggs on a flat surface ready for incubation. These should hatch after 4-5 days and the fry can be fed on Infusoria or newly hatched brine shrimp.


The expected life span is 5 years.