The South American Corydoras genus is a freshwater temperate and tropical fish and is also the sole genus in the armored catfish subfamily Coradinae. The name Corydoras is derived from the Greek kory(helmet) and doras (skin) – referring to the fish’s armor. Aquarists commonly refer to them as corys, or cory catfish. Corydoras is by far the largest genus of neo-tropical fishes, with more than 142 species. In addition, many variants exist; in fact, several hundred Corydoras species are not yet classified, but are nevertheless kept by aquarists.
Corydoras Foods and Feeding