Corydoras venezuelanus “Orange” CORYDORA 3 CM

The Orange Cory is known from the streams and rivers of the Rio Tuy and Lake Valencia drainages in northern Venezuela. Although considered by some to be a junior synonym of the Bronze Cory (C. aeneus), the Orange Cory has a somewhat restricted range in two closed drainages and is reported to be the only Corydoras species present in these waters.

This peaceful species is ideal for the mature subtropical community aquarium, and should be maintained in groups of 5 or more due to shoaling nature. Unfortunately, it can be a little prone to barbel infections/erosion, so it is of paramount importance that the fish are kept on a soft sand substrate (rather than gravel where waste can build up unseen) in order to protect these delicate sensory organs.

Filtration should be efficient with areas of moderate water movement and a decent level of oxygenation. Regular maintenance, including frequent partial water changes, should be carried out in order to keep these fish in good condition. Provide plenty of shady areas amongst driftwood, rocks, and areas of dense planting. Tankmates should also be small and peaceful, and enjoy the same cooler conditions that these catfish require long-term.

Corydoras have the ability to breathe air intestinally, so a small gap should be left between the surface of the water and the cover slides in order for the fish to come up to the surface and take air in. It may do this numerous times per day.


  • 1 x Corydoras venezuelanus -Orange Cory
  • Species - Corydoras venezuelanus
  • Common Name - “Orange” Cory
  • Mature Adult Size - 5-6cm
  • Origin - South America
  • PH Range - 6.8 - 7.8
  • Temperature Range 20°c - 25°c
  • Water Type -Soft
  • Breed Type - Plant Spawner
  • Size - 3.5-4cm
  • Sex - Unsexed
SKU LF-cory_venezuelans
Barcode # 880283429046
Brand Live Fish
Shipping Weight 1.0000kg
Shipping Width 0.100m
Shipping Height 0.100m
Shipping Length 0.100m

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