Panda Corydoras (Corydoras Panda)
Panda Corydoras are very peaceful and are quite popular fish for the community aquarium and make good tank mates for similarly sized species. However, they shouldn't be kept with anything very large or aggressive. Try to keep Corydoras in groups as they're far more confident and active in the presence of the same species a group of at least six is best.
The Panda Corydoras has attractive patterning, with the combination of light and dark markings, the bodies range from white to pink and display three prominent spots on their body. The first black spot covers the upper part of their head and their eyes, just like a panda, the second one is on the dorsal fin, and the third one is located where their tail begins. They also have three pairs of barbells.
|Scientific Name||Corydoras Panda|
|Other Names||Panda Catfish, Panda Cory Cat|
|Difficulty||Beginner - Intermediate|
|Best kept as||Trios|
|Lifespan||8 - 15 years|
|PH||6.0 - 8.0|
|GH||2 - 20|
|68 - 77℉|
20 - 25℃
In the home aquarium, the Panda 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.
3 interesting tank mate ideas for the Panda Corydoras could include: