Corydoras Concolor

Corydoras Concolor (Slate Cory)

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The Slate Cory is known only from western tributaries of the Orinoco River in Venezuela. This is a small, peaceful, bottom-dwelling catfish that is ideal for mature, community aquaria. Gregarious by nature, Slate Corydoras should be kept in groups of 5 or more; this will not only create a beautiful display, but it will give these sociable, shoaling fish much more confidence to venture out into the open. Unfortunately, Slate Corydoras tend to be quite prone to barbel infections/erosion, so it is vitally important that the fish are kept on a soft sand substrate (rather than gravel where waste can build up unseen) in order to protect these delicate sensory organs. Regular maintenance, including frequent partial water changes, should be carried out in order to keep these fish in good condition. Provide some shady retreats amongst bogwood and areas of dense planting, and keep only with small, peaceable tankmates, such as some of the smaller sized characins/cyprinids/anabantoids or dwarf cichlids. Corydoras have the ability to breathe air intestinally, so a small gap should be left between the surface of the water and the cover slides in order for the fish to come up to the surface and take air in. It may do this numerous times per day. The species name concolor is Latin for “of uniform colour”, although this may be considered a slight misnomer because iridescent blues and greens sometimes reflect from the overall slaty body colour, with the fins also sporting an orange tinge.

Ideal water parameters ph 6.0 to 8.0 temperature 72-80f

Feeding, Cory are omnivores and will eat a variety of foods. Feed a varied diet of frozen, freeze dried and pellet foods.

We ship live stock on the following days only Mon, Tues, Wed and Thursdays. All order are shipped next working day from purchase unless otherwise stated, if you want a preferred delivery date please contact us before hand. Shipping is £28 for as many fish as you like UK mainland and parts of Scotland only for further details please contact us  we are more than happy to help.

 

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Corydoras Concolor (Slate Cory)

Please Check Stock Availability Before Making Purchase

The Slate Cory is known only from western tributaries of the Orinoco River in Venezuela. This is a small, peaceful, bottom-dwelling catfish that is ideal for mature, community aquaria. Gregarious by nature, Slate Corydoras should be kept in groups of 5 or more; this will not only create a beautiful display, but it will give these sociable, shoaling fish much more confidence to venture out into the open. Unfortunately, Slate Corydoras tend to be quite prone to barbel infections/erosion, so it is vitally important that the fish are kept on a soft sand substrate (rather than gravel where waste can build up unseen) in order to protect these delicate sensory organs. Regular maintenance, including frequent partial water changes, should be carried out in order to keep these fish in good condition. Provide some shady retreats amongst bogwood and areas of dense planting, and keep only with small, peaceable tankmates, such as some of the smaller sized characins/cyprinids/anabantoids or dwarf cichlids. Corydoras have the ability to breathe air intestinally, so a small gap should be left between the surface of the water and the cover slides in order for the fish to come up to the surface and take air in. It may do this numerous times per day. The species name concolor is Latin for “of uniform colour”, although this may be considered a slight misnomer because iridescent blues and greens sometimes reflect from the overall slaty body colour, with the fins also sporting an orange tinge.

Ideal water parameters ph 6.0 to 8.0 temperature 72-80f

Feeding, Cory are omnivores and will eat a variety of foods. Feed a varied diet of frozen, freeze dried and pellet foods.

We ship live stock on the following days only Mon, Tues, Wed and Thursdays. All order are shipped next working day from purchase unless otherwise stated, if you want a preferred delivery date please contact us before hand. Shipping is £28 for as many fish as you like UK mainland and parts of Scotland only for further details please contact us  we are more than happy to help.

 

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Weight20.01 kg

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