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Pygmy Corydora

Pygmy Corydora

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Scientific Name: Corydoras pygmaeus

Water Parameters: Pygmy Corydoras prefer soft and slightly acidic water, with a pH range of 6.0 to 7.0, a temperature between 72-80°F (22-27°C), and a water hardness of 2-12 dKH. They are sensitive to water quality, so regular water changes are important to keep them healthy.

Location: Pygmy Corydoras are native to the upper Rio Negro and Orinoco River basins in South America, particularly in Brazil and Venezuela. They inhabit slow-moving streams and small rivers with sandy or muddy bottoms, where they feed on small crustaceans and insect larvae.

Interesting facts: Pygmy Corydoras are one of the smallest catfish species in the world, growing to only about 1 inch (2.5 cm) in length. They are peaceful and social fish, and do best when kept in groups of at least 6-8 individuals. They are also known for their playful and active behavior, often darting around the aquarium and swimming in schools. Pygmy Corydoras are a popular choice for nano and planted aquariums, as they do not uproot plants or disturb the substrate. They are easy to care for and make a great addition to any community aquarium.

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