Albino Corydoras (Corydoras aeneus)
The Albino Corydoras are very peaceful and sociable fish that make an excellent addition to a community aquarium. They will not intentionally bother other tank inhabitants. However, their blundering about the tank may bother more delicate fish or other bottom dwellers.
It is advisable not to keep these Corys with aggressive fish; however, they will generally keep to themselves and spend a lot of their time scavenging around the tank's bottom.
This Corydoras likes the company of its own kind. Therefore, it is recommended that you keep them in groups of at least five individuals, the more you have, the more secure they will feel, and the more they will display better behaviours.
Albino Corydoras are the albino variety of the typical coloured Bronze Corydoras. They are specially designed for aquarium hobbyists. Their bodies are pale pinkish-orange, and their eyes are red.
These Corys are physically similar to the normal coloured individuals; however, the fry of these Corys develops slightly slower than those of normal coloured individuals, according to some breeders. According to others, Albinos are virtually blind and sterile, although extensive inbreeding could explain this.
Albino Corydoras are frequently injected with bright dye via a needle and sold in the aquarium trade.
|Scientific Name||Corydoras aeneus|
|Other Names||Albino Cory, Albino Paleatus Cory, Armored Catfish|
|Origins||Argentina, Colombia, Trinidad and Tobago, Uruguay|
|Difficulty||Beginner - Intermediate|
|Best kept as||Groups 5+|
|Lifespan||5 - 10 years|
|PH||6.0 - 7.5|
|GH||8 - 12|
|TDS||36 - 268|
|72 - 79℉|
22.2 - 26.1℃
In the home aquarium, the Albino Corydoras will readily accept most good quality dried foods such as granules, flakes and sinking pellets. These modern food products have been developed to provide all adequate nutrition to maintain your fish's health and dietary requirements.
Providing additional foodstuffs such as live, frozen, and freeze-dried meals such as bloodworm, daphnia, and tubifex once or twice a week will provide additional benefits to your fish's health and well-being but is not a must for this fish.
It should be noted that bloodworms should only be given as an occasional treat and should not be used as the staple diet as they are difficult for fish to digest and can potentially cause blockages.
This fish is an omnivore in the wild, meaning it will consume some vegetable matter. Although most modern fish foods take this into account and include them in their products, you can still supplement your fish's diet with blanched vegetables such as spinach, broccoli, and zucchini. Ensure you do not overfeed your fish and remove any leftovers the following day.
It is quite challenging to distinguish between the male and female Albino Corydoras. Usually, the female is greater in size. She has a slimmer body, is far less colourful, has a higher body frame, and has a more significant abdominal region when carrying eggs.