Banded Bearded Cory
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The Banded Bearded Cory is a Suitable catfish for the community aquarium. Must be kept on a soft sand substrate to preserve its barbs and feels most comfortable in groups of 5 or more due to shoaling nature. Some shady planted areas should be provided. 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 Banded Bearded Cory is the largest of the known Corydoradinae and can be aggressively territorial towards one another and cannot be maintained together in smaller aquariums. Generally peaceful otherwise .
|Scientific Name:||Scleromystax barbatus|
|Minimum Tank Size:||20 Gallons|
|Water Conditions:||16°C - 24°C, pH 5.5 - 7.5|
|Color Form:||Gold belly stripe against black body|