Panda Corydoras (Corydoras Panda) Fish Species Profile
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|
|Maximum Size||up to 5 cm|
|Temperature||68 - 77 ℉ (20 - 25 ℃)|
|PH||6.0 - 8.0|
|GH||2 - 20|
The Panda Corydoras are native to South America. They can be found in Ecuador and Peru and most reputably in the Huanaco region, where it resides in the Rio Amarillae and Rio Aquas, a tributary of the Rio Ucayali and the Rio Pachitea River system.
This species inhabits both clear and blackwater tributaries and streams, usually flowing over sandy substrates, most of which are filled with meltwater run-off from the snow-capped Andean mountains at specific points in the year.
Panda Corydoras are easy to feed. High-quality sinking tablets or pellets should be the staple of their diet then supplement this with frozen, freezedried and live foods such as brine shrimp, bloodworm, daphnia and similar.