Max Size: 7cm

Gold Laser Corydoras (Corydoras aeneus)

The Gold Laser Cory is a relatively newfound species relatively scarce in the aquarium hobby; however, they are in high demand due to its colouration. Gold Lazers Corydoras are energetic, distinctively marked schooling fish that are ideal for nano, community or planted aquariums.

Gold Laser Corys are very popular in the aquarium hobby due to their hardiness, easy-going nature, and ability to clean up the tanks' bottom.

These fish are peaceful and sociable and make a great addition to the community tank. These Corys would be best housed with small to medium sized tankmates such as Rasboras, Danios, Tetras, or a species tank for breeding objectives. They enjoy the company of their own kind so therefore should be kept in groups of five or more individuals.

The body colour of Gold Laser Corys is yellowish-brown or greenish-yellow, and the fins are yellow. They have a yellow to gold shoulder stripe that begins at the base of the head and ends at the caudal peduncle. On the operculum, they have a gold blotch and a darker green midbody band.

Gold Laser Corys require clean water conditions and a moderate amount of current in their tank. A sound filtration system and regular water changes will keep them happy and healthy.


Gold Laser Corydoras
Gold Laser Corydoras
Gold Laser Corydoras
Gold Laser Corydoras
Gold Laser Corydoras
Gold Laser Corydoras
Quick Facts
Scientific NameCorydoras aeneus
Year Described1858
Other NamesOrange Laser Cory, Orange Stripe Cory, Peru Orange Stripe Cory, CW010
Aquarium LevelBottom
DifficultyBeginner - Intermediate
Best kept asGroups 5+
Lifespanup to 5 years
Water Parameters
Water TypeFreshwater
PH6.5 - 7.5
GH7 - 8
TDS36 - 268
71 - 79℉
21.7 - 26.1℃

Natural Habitat

Marañón River
Ucayali River


In the home aquarium, the Gold Laser 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.

Sexual Dimorphism

It is effortless to differentiate male from female Gold Laser Corydoras. Females are larger, stockier in the body, especially when gravid and have rounder anal fins. In contrast, males are slimmer with more pointed anal fin tips than females.

Other Corydoras of interest

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Agassizs Corydoras(Corydoras agassizii)
Albino Corydoras(Corydoras aeneus)
Araguaia Corydoras(Corydoras araguaiaensis)
Armatus Corydoras(Corydoras armatus)
Axelrods Corydoras(Corydoras axelrodi)
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Date Added: 16/02/2021 - Updated: 06/09/2022 13:31:38