Collection: Corydoras

Corydoras are a great beginner fish for anyone. The cory catfish, or Corydoras catfish, is one of the most popular community fish because they’re easy to breed and have tons of personality.

This genus of South American catfish includes more than 160 species, with several hundred more that are waiting to be classified. Ranging from 1 to 3 inches long in the aquarium hobby, they’re named after the bony plates of armor on their body.

Corydoras are not picky eaters and will eat anything small or soft enough to fit in their mouths. They love worms of all types, so try live blackworms, frozen bloodworms, and Hikari Vibra Bites (tiny food sticks that look like bloodworms).

Most cory catfish are smaller than four inches long and require a tank size of at least ten gallons. When adding more than one cory catfish to the tank, ensure there is 1 gallon of water for every one inch of fish.