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. It is a very animated, distinctively marked schooling fish that is perfect for the nano, community or planted aquarium.

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.

Gold Laser Corys have a yellowish-brown or greenish-yellow body-colour with yellow fins. They possess a yellow to gold shoulder stripe that starts at the head's base and ends at the caudal peduncle. They have a darker green midbody band that runs along the fish's entire length to its tail and a gold blotch on the operculum.

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.

Quick Facts
Scientific NameCorydoras aeneus
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℃

Photos of the Gold Laser Corydoras

Gold Laser Corydoras
Gold Laser Corydoras
Gold Laser Corydoras
Gold Laser Corydoras

Natural Habitat

Gold Laser Coryadoras are found in the upper Amazonian rain forests of eastern Peru in the Upper Amazon, Ucayali, Marañón and Middle Ucayali River rivers in South America. They inhabit calm, shallow running waters such as streams, rivers, creeks, flooded forest areas, and sandbanks with a soft substrate.

Marañón River
Ucayali River

What to feed the Gold Laser Corydoras

Gold Laser Corydoras are easy to feed in an aquarium environment. They will accept good-quality dried foods such as sinking catfish pellets, wafers and granules, as well as frozen and live foods such as white mosquito larvae, bloodworm, white worms grindal worms, vitamin-enriched brine shrimp, Daphnia, and tubifex.

How to sex the Gold Laser Corydoras

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.

How to breed the Gold Laser Corydoras

This species has been bred in the home aquarium, for the best results you should ideally have a ratio of one male to two females if given a choice.

You can trigger mature pairs into spawning by performing a significant, slightly cooler water change.

The couple will adopt the classic 'T position' where the male fertilises the female's eggs between her pelvic fins. They will then deposit batches of the adhesive eggs onto decor, plants or the aquarium's sides and the process is repeated until the female is spent of eggs.

Females can lay anywhere from 10 to 40 eggs per spawn which hatch out within four days. The fry becomes free swimming four days after that and is able to consume newly hatched brine shrimp, Moina and suchlike.

Other Corydoras of interest

Adolfos Catfish(Corydoras adolfoi)
Agassizs Corydoras(Corydoras agassizii)
Albino Corydoras(Corydoras aeneus)
Banded Corydoras(Scleromystax barbatus)
Bandit Corydoras(Corydoras melini)
Black Venezuela Corydoras(Corydoras schultzei "Black Venezuela")
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Date Added: 16/02/2021 - Updated: 18/11/2021 19:36:24