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Habrosus Corydoras

The habrosus corydoras (Salt and Pepper Pygmy Cory) is a extremely small schooling species of catfish that should be kept in groups of at least 5. Species of this corydoras are often very active swimmers, the entire group can be found schooling but will use driftwood and plants for cover if feeling threatened. The habrosus cory can be housed with a large variety of fish, especially nano species including dwarf shrimp. On occasion they can be seen eating dwarf shrimp fry, but the adults are usually safe.

These corydoras will display a light grey/tan body with blotches of silver and black broken striping. This broken stripe helps distinguish this species from the very similar species corydoras pygmaeuswhich has a solid stripe. 

These corydoras are a very comparable to larger species in that they scavenge the bottom of the aquarium for prepared food and microorganisms. These fish will readily accept dry and frozen foods.

We feed our corydoras Northfin foods 0.5 mm, Fluval Bug Bites for small fish, and frozen brine shrimp.

Our Tank Parameters

  • Ph: 7.2 to 7.5
  • Gh: 8 to 16
  • Kh: 4 to 7
  • TDS: 180 to 250
  • Temp: 70 to 74

Tank Recommendations

  • Leaves: Indian Almond or Guava
  • Wood: Mopani or Malaysian
  • Cones: Alder Cones
  • Substrate: Sand or soft soil, rough substrate can wear down barbels
  • Plants: Mosses, java ferns, Anubias, crypts, etc.


Customer Reviews

Based on 27 reviews
Meriel Young
First online fish order

We had been looking for Habrosus corys for almost a year and were so excited to see them back in stock! We ordered 10 and received 12! All 12 arrived alive with excellent care instructions on how to drip acclimate and they are hanging out in our quarantine tank for the next 2wks. They colored up immediately and are eating well. We can’t wait to introduce them to the 70gal nano community and will definitely order all our online fish from Flip going forward!

Sean Bemont
So far, so good

Just about to finish their first week in quarantine, but all seem happy and healthy..9 ordered, 9 received. Habrosus are a small species anyway, but I was really surprised when they arrived because it seems they're all young juveniles so they're even tinier than I was expecting. I might actually have to keep them in quarantine a bit longer so they can size up a little before going in the big tank. They're just small enough that I'm worried my Empire Gudgeon might mistake them for snackables...

Joseph Deroulhac
Great Purchase

Received six Habrosus Corydoras from Flip Aquatics four weeks ago. Amazing little fish. Great addition to my aquarium. They are tireless foragers and not timid at all. Very pleased with my purchase and highly recommend.

Always happy and healthy

Every time I've ordered these fish they show up in great shape.

Kee Vang
Cute and healthy fishes

Super fast shipping, great packaging, and I received a bit more than I ordered. They are very tiny and I understand that they stay small, so it will be nice to see them grow out a bit in my tank. None died and they are thriving in my 20 gallon long