Scientific Name: Corydoras aeneus
Ease of Care: Easy
Approximate Arrival Size: 1 to 2 inches
Approximate Full Size: 2 to 3 inches
Native Region: South America
Albino Corydoras Catfish are South American natives that are constantly in motion, either in searching for leftover food at the bottom of the aquarium or making their way to the surface of the aquarium for a gulp of air. Albino Corydoras Catfish, like Bettas and Gouramis, have a labyrinth organ. They must visit the surface occasionally to avoid suffocation. Though they come from clean water areas, they can survive poor water conditions. Albino Corydoras are sensitive to salt in the water and, thus, salt should be kept to a minimum. Though peaceful and small (rarely exceeding 2 inches in length), this fish can definitely stand its ground against any potential predators with its armored body and spined fins. Their vision is not as useful in finding food as the sensitive barbels found on either side of the mouth. Though its primary diet will be food remnants, Albino Corydoras Catfish are particularly fond of tubifex worms and welcome they are always welcomed as a tasty treat.