FTC Disclosure: Fishpondinfo contains affiliate links, and, if you click on such a link and make a purchase, and I meet their minimal requirements, then I will be compensated.

Home Animal Index Fish Index Pond Index Master Index Contact
Pond Newsletter Message
Board Pond Book Calculator
Donate Interactive Fishpondinfo Stores Pond
Showcase Guestbook

Peppered Cories

Last Updated: 7/12/21

Quick Information
Setup and Water Preferences
My Peppered Cories
Links and Pictures

I am new to these fish, so most of the sections below are empty until/unless I have time to fill them in.

Quick Information

Common names: Peppered Cory
Scientific/Latin name: Corydoras paleatus
Maximum length: 2.5 inches
Colors: Black peppered on natural (gray/brownish) color
Temperature preference: 72 to 78 degrees F
pH preference: 6 to 7
Hardness preference: Soft
Salinity preference: Low to medium
Compatibility: Good
Life span: 10 years
Ease of keeping: Moderate
Ease of breeding: Moderate


Setup and Water Preferences



Peppered Cories

I bought three peppered cories on 5/26/21. I was going to get about six but they only had three. I put them in a 20 gallon aquarium for quarantine with plans to put them in the 50 gallon tank when quarantine was done.

I moved the three peppered cories to the 50 gallon tank on 6/12/21. The tank is so overgrown with java moss that at any given moment, I usually cannot find or see them but I see them now and again. The rosy barbs were harassing them when I first put them in but they soon grew bored with that.

Nope, they did not. I found a dead peppered cory on 6/17/21 stuck to the filter intake with almost no fins and no eyes. I found another dead peppered cory on 6/19/21 with almost no fins. I presume the rosy barbs murdered all three of them. I will not be putting other fish in with the brutal rosy barbs. The only other fish with them is a small bristlenose pleco that mostly hides. I am so mad at them after I rehabbed those three darling peppered cories! I grew to love them, and they became beautiful the longer I got them on a good diet and in good water. I never even got a photo of them before they died.

I was surprised to find the missing pepper cory, dead of course, on 7/10/21. It had not been dead long though so somehow he/she made it almost a month past the last time I saw him/her.

Links and Pictures

Photos of my Peppered Cories:

Photos are listed from newest to oldest.

I have not processed any photos as of yet.

Member of  AquaBanners

Return to the main fish page.
See the master index for the fish pages.

Like Fishpondinfo
on Facebook Follow Fishpondinfo on

E-mail Robyn

Copyright © 1997-2024 Robyn Rhudy

Follow Fishpondinfo on
You Tube Follow Fishpondinfo on Instagram