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Corydoras panda

  • Scientific name: Corydoras panda
  • Common name: Coridoras panda
  • Size of the aquarium: 60 liters
  • Temperament: Quiet
  • Temperature: 22º to 25º
  • pH: Between 6 Y 7.4
  • Diet: Omnivoros
  • Length: 5 cms


The panda corydoras They are fish of the family callíctidos, commonly called catfish. Like all fish of the family of corydoras, They have the ability to breathe air if necessary, for they possess a modified intestine to help them breathe. Even if his usual place is at the bottom of the aquarium, you may see them rise to the surface to take gulps of air. This behaviour, It is not cause for concern.


One of the most striking aspects of panda corydoras, it is the combination of dark spots and clear, that bears some resemblance panda, hence its name corydoras panda. these fish They get to measure about 5 centimeters, although it is possible that the aquarium not reach that size or, making them suitable for small aquarium. Your body has a cross section shaped like a triangle, with the flat part of the belly and the dorsal somewhat convex. Females are slightly longer than males rounded. As in all fish species, They do not have scales. Instead they have a bony plates, that run throughout his anatomy. Another distinctive feature are the barbels or whiskers having on each side of the mouth. The shade is white or white gold-plated, with black spots on the sides.

Distribution and habitat

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The panda corydoras originate in the upper Amazónia, in Peru. Release can be found in the rivers of clear water and transparent, in many cases with water temperatures above 19ºC, because they are streams that receive water from the mountains and thaws.

Aquarium conditions

The size of the aquarium should be 45 a 60 liters, in which we must imitate his Amazonian natural state. A substrate River area, gnarled roots and some timbers floating, They are all we need. It is not necessary to add vegetation, that is not present in the wild puree, even if we include in a community tank, where the vegetation is necessary, You have no problem. The temperature of the water should be maintained between 22 ° and 25 ° C, with a pH between 6 y 7.four.


They are omnivorous fish. We must use pills background, where usually move. It can be fed Artemia, bloodworms, daphnias, also they accept willingly dry food as flakes or granules. If we see fish competing for their food and do not let you get to the bottom, a good concept is to feed at night.


A good idea is to keep small groups of panda corydoras. Group are much more active and outgoing. They are extremely quiet, ideal for a community tank, whenever you seek the right partners.

Compatible fish Corydoras panda

It is perfectly sharing space, with fish that are not too large, Family of characids, ciprínidos, cichlids and other peaceful bullheads.


For corydoras panda play in the aquarium, we must follow the usual guidelines for these fish:

  • Ideally, mount an aquarium breeding.
  • There must be several males for every female, ideally two or three.
  • The bottom of the aquarium can be fine sand or gravel.
  • PH and temperature 24ºC 6.5. Water filtered through peat.
  • Food should be varied, with living foods, frozen and dried.
  • When we observe that the female is full of eggs, will proceed to change the 50% a 70% of water from the aquarium, with cooler water and will increase oxygenation of the aquarium. Operation will repeat daily until spawning.
  • The female lays 25 eggs in each set, No slaps, He is releasing in small groups 1 a four huevos, scattered around the aquarium, usually on the aquarium glass.
  • When spawning begins, there is increased activity in the group. Males begin to chase the female.
  • A receptive female will allow the male cherish their chins, before the couple adopt the standard position T of the corydoras, in which the male grasps the female chins between their pectoral fin and body. Then, releases some sperm is believed to pass through the mouth and gills female, and is directed to the pelvic fins. Pelvic fins are like a kind of basket, where it is deposited between 1 Y 4 and fertilized eggs.
  • It takes about four or 5 days to hatch after sunset.
  • Juveniles feed phytoplankton and zooplankton, until they are able to feed on larvae and Artemia microworms.


It is ordinary that sold the Corydoras panda and other species of catfish, as backgrounds clean, since it is assumed that feed which is deposited at the bottom of the aquarium, but this premise is false. It is true that all the food reaches the bottom is going to eat, but Under no circumstances will feed on waste, and they are not going to keep clean the bottom of the aquarium. Nor can we expect to be fed with leftover food from other fish, must provide food that reach the bottom, to receive the amount of food they are entitled to. If the aquarium is not able and there is too much dirt on the bottom, They can develop infections in their beards. We should not think that there are clean fish funds, is a myth that does not correspond to reality.

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