How Many Cory Catfish in a 5 Gallon Tank

Cory and Cardinal Tetra on Gravel

Keeping cory catfish in a 5-gallon tank is not advisable. Since these fish shoal together, a minimum of six of the same species in a tank will ensure they feel protected within a family unit. A 5-gallon tank will restrict their ability to move freely while digging and searching for food. Native to South America … Read more

How Many Cory Catfish In A 10-Gallon Tank?

Albino Cory Catfish on Sand

While keeping more than 4 cory catfish in a 10-gallon tank is not recommended, it is also generally advised to keep no less than 5 – 7 cory catfish together, as they prefer larger groups. Corys come in different species, with each being a different size, and some corys are too big for a 10-gallon … Read more

How Many Cory Catfish In A 20-Gallon Tank?

Corydoras Catfish

Cory catfish have hundreds of species ranging from one to four inches. The smaller cory’s between one and two inched can be grouped into shoals of ten to twelve, while the bigger cory’s between two to four inches can be grouped up to eight per 20-gallon tank.  Cory catfish are social animals that enjoy the … Read more

How Many Cory Catfish In A 29 Gallon Tank?

Corydoras fish

In a 29-gallon tank, you could have stock between 15 and 20 smaller species like the dwarf cory catfish. It’s always best to keep your cory catfish in schools of at least six of the same species. With larger cory catfish, you could comfortably house 8 to 12 fish in a 29-gallon tank. Cory catfish … Read more

Do Cory Catfish Eat Snails?

Leopard Cory Close Up

Cory catfish occasionally eat tiny snails, but this is not their preferred food. Corys consume crushed snails, immature snails, snail larvae, and eggs because they are small and soft enough to eat. They don’t eat mature, live snails unless the fish can’t find alternative food sources. Cory catfish and snails make excellent additions to freshwater … Read more

Will Cory Catfish Eat Shrimp?

Cory Catfish with Driftwood

Corydoras catfish do generally not eat shrimp and can share the same community tank space without problems. Cory catfish are bottom feeders with a small, downturned mouth that makes it very difficult to catch and eat shrimp. However, they will attempt to eat tiny baby shrimp when hungry. Shrimp is beneficial to the fish keeper … Read more

Why Is My Cory Catfish Laying On Its Side?

Front View of Threestripe Cory Catfish

A cory catfish that is laying on its side could just be resting. However, if the behavior persists, do not rule out the possibility of illness. Swim bladder problems could be the culprit. Stress or overcrowding could also be another contributing factor. Any aquarists will agree that although cory catfish are peaceful and calm, they … Read more

What Vegetables Do Cory Catfish Eat?

Peppered Cory Catfish

Cory catfish can eat a few vegetables which include kale, romaine lettuce, cucumber, peas, zucchini, squash, spinach, and cabbage. Vegetables can be given fresh to your cory catfish, but harder vegetables should be cooked first before being served to your corydoras. Vegetables provide a good amount of nutrients for your cory catfish. Many cory catfish … Read more

How Often To Feed Cory Catfish?

Cory Catfish on Gravel Close Up

Cory catfish should be fed at most twice a day and at least twice a week if kept with other fish. Cories should be fed a diverse diet with lots of protein. Their food should be weighted and sink to the bottom of the tank to ensure easy access for cories to find it. Corydoras … Read more