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Orange Venezuelan Corydoras (Corydoras ‘aeneus’), a delightful and eye-catching addition to your freshwater aquarium. With their vibrant orange hues and endearing appearance, these corydoras add a splash of color and charm to your aquascape. Perfect for enthusiasts who appreciate small, sociable species, introducing them to your aquarium will infuse your underwater world with a touch of vivacity and a whole lot of personality.
The Orange Venezuelan Corydoras (Corydoras ‘aeneus’) require specific care to ensure their well-being and to observe their natural behavior. Follow these guidelines to provide optimal conditions for their health and happiness:
Tank Size: A tank of at least 20 gallons is suitable for a small group of Orange Venezuelan Corydoras.
Substrate: Use fine sand or smooth gravel to create a comfortable environment for their sensitive barbels.
Decor: Provide hiding spots with rocks, caves, and live or artificial plants. These fish will appreciate the presence of driftwood and other decorations.
Temperature: Maintain water temperatures between 72-78°F (22-26°C).
pH: Aim for a slightly acidic to neutral pH range of 6.5-7.5.
Hardness: Keep water hardness in the moderate range, around 5-15 dKH.
Filtration and Oxygenation:
Provide efficient filtration and good water circulation.
Ensure proper surface agitation to maintain oxygen levels.
Diet and Feeding:
Orange Venezuelan Corydoras are omnivorous. They readily accept high-quality sinking pellets, flakes, and granules.
Supplement their diet with live or frozen foods like bloodworms, brine shrimp, and daphnia.
Occasionally offer blanched vegetables like zucchini or cucumber.
Orange Venezuelan Corydoras are peaceful and can be kept with other peaceful fish that share similar water requirements.
Avoid aggressive or fin-nipping species that may intimidate or harm them.
Behavior and Compatibility:
These corydoras are known for their sociable and playful behavior. Keeping them in a group of at least five individuals is ideal.
They are bottom-dwellers and will often sift through the substrate in search of food.
Regular water changes are essential to maintain water quality and prevent waste buildup.
Keep the tank well-maintained and provide clean, well-oxygenated water.
Experience the vibrant beauty and lively personality of Orange Venezuelan Corydoras in your aquarium. Order now to witness the colorful hues and playful antics of these captivating fish. Whether you’re an experienced hobbyist or a beginner, Orange Venezuelan Corydoras will provide endless fascination and a burst of color to your freshwater aquarium.
Name: Orange Venezuelan Corydoras
Science Name: Corydoras aeneus
Max Size: 2.5″
pH: 6.8 – 7.8
Temperature: 72-82F° (22-28°C)
Care Level: Easy
Life Expectancy: 5 Years
Minimum Tank Size Recommended: 20 Gallons
Groups: Recommended in groups 6+ / Thrives in groups 12+
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