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Fulleri Corydoras - Corydoras fulleri C115/C116 : Complete Fish Profile & Care Guide

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The Fulleri Corydoras is a small, peaceful freshwater fish that are easy to care for and incredibly hardy. In addition, these Corys are good-looking and are an excellent addition to any community aquarium. Fulleri Corys are shoaling species in nature, so it is best to maintain them in a group of at least six individuals, preferably more, as they appear to be much more confident. In addition, their personalities and behaviours are fascinating to watch. Ideal tankmates for Fulleri Corys could include smaller species such as Rasboras, small Barbs, Pencilfish, Dwarf Cichlids, Rainbowfish and Tetras. It is also possible to keep them with other Corydoras species and Plecos. However, it would be better if you didn't keep them with larger, more boisterous or aggressive species, as there is a risk of them being intimidated and outcompeted. An aquarium setup designed to mimic their natural habitat would be ideal; this can include a sand or smooth gravel substrate, plenty of driftwood, and low-light ground plants like Anubias or Java Ferns. Taller plants with larger leaves, like Amazon Sword, is also suitable. The plants will help dim the aquarium from the bright light and complete the look. The Fulleri Corydoras will also do well in a well-planted aquarium; however, you must keep the water clean as these Corys are sensitive to deteriorating water conditions and high nitrates. There is a great deal of variation among Fulleri Corydoras. There are numerous small black dots scattered throughout the body of these fish, on a light base colour. These Corys have a prominent black bar across the lateral line, extending from their tail's base to their dorsal fin's rear base. In addition, these Corys possess a \"flag tail\" with thin black bars formed from tiny black dots on the caudal fin rays.

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Sexual Dimorphism

It is relatively straightforward to differentiate between male and female Fulleri Corydoras. Females grow slightly larger and are fuller-bodied; this is best monitored from above the fish. In addition, males typically have more pointed fins as they mature than rounded fins in females.

Quick Facts

Scientific NameCorydoras fulleri C115/C116
Year Described2021
Other NamesFuller's Cory
Max Size7.5 cm
Aquarium LevelBottom
DifficultyBeginner - Intermediate
Best kept asGroups 6+
Lifespan8 - 12 years

Water Parameters

Water TypeFreshwater
PH6.5 - 8.0
GH2 - 18
72 - 79
22.2 - 26.1

Natural Habitat

Fulleri Corydoras are endemic to the Río Manuripe and a Río Madre de Dios tributary in the Rio Madeira Basin in Peru, South America. These Corys inhabit clear water streams with a fine white sand or gravel substrate, and abundant aquatic roots, driftwood, and leaf litter exist. It occurs only in open-water bodies.


There are no breeding reports on Fulleri Corydoras, so they must be tricky to breed; however, if you are lucky enough to do this successfully, they will probably produce similarly to other Corydoras species.

Diet & feeding

The Fulleri Corydoras is easy to feed in an aquarium environment. However, please provide them with a varied diet to ensure the fish stay in tip-top condition. These Corys will readily accept good-quality dried foods such as sinking catfish pellets, wafers and granules, as well as frozen, live and freeze-dried foods such as white mosquito larvae, bloodworm, white worms, brine shrimp, Daphnia, and tubifex. These Corys will also appreciate the occasional green vegetable treat like zucchini, blanched peas and broccoli.

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