Napo Corydora
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The Napo Corydora, also known as Corydoras napoensis, a charming and lively addition to your freshwater aquarium. Originating from the Napo River basin in South America, these delightful catfish are known for their playful antics and sociable nature. With their distinctive spotted patterning and graceful movements, Napo Corydoras add visual interest and activity to any aquascape. Whether you’re a beginner or experienced aquarist, the Napo Corydora is sure to bring joy and excitement to your aquatic environment. Bring home a school of Napo Corydoras today and experience the beauty of these captivating catfish.

Care Guide: To ensure the health and well-being of your Napo Corydoras, follow this comprehensive care guide:

Aquarium Setup:

  • Provide a spacious aquarium with plenty of hiding spots, such as caves, driftwood, and live plants.
  • Use a soft, sandy substrate to mimic their natural habitat and prevent damage to their delicate barbels.
  • Maintain a gentle water flow to simulate their native river environment.

Water Parameters:

  • Temperature: Keep the water temperature between 72-78°F (22-26°C).
  • pH Level: Aim for a pH level between 6.5-7.5.
  • Water Hardness: Maintain a moderate hardness level between 2-15 dGH.


  • Napo Corydoras are omnivores and will readily accept a variety of foods.
  • Feed them a balanced diet consisting of high-quality sinking pellets, flakes, and frozen or live foods such as bloodworms, brine shrimp, and daphnia.
  • Supplement their diet with blanched vegetables such as zucchini and cucumber.

Behavior and Compatibility:

  • Napo Corydoras are peaceful and social fish that thrive in groups of six or more individuals.
  • They are compatible with a wide range of peaceful tankmates, including other small fish and invertebrates.
  • Avoid housing them with aggressive or fin-nipping species.


  • Perform regular water changes to maintain water quality and remove debris.
  • Use a gravel vacuum to clean the substrate and remove excess waste.
  • Monitor water parameters regularly using test kits and adjust as needed.


  • Napo Corydoras are egg scatterers and will breed readily in a well-maintained aquarium with suitable conditions.
  • Provide them with plenty of hiding spots and fine-leaved plants for egg deposition.
  • Raise the temperature slightly and perform small, frequent water changes to trigger spawning.

Note: Napo Corydoras are delightful and active fish that make a wonderful addition to community aquariums. With their playful nature and striking appearance, they are sure to become a favorite among hobbyists of all levels. Provide them with a well-maintained aquarium and a varied diet, and they will reward you with their charming presence and entertaining behavior.

Experience the beauty and charm of Napo Corydoras in your aquarium today. Order now and add a touch of South American elegance to your aquatic world.



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