Paleatus Cory Cat
Corydoras paleatus

Care Level




Reef Compatible


Plant Safe


Max Size

2" - 5"

Minimum Tank Size

10 gallon


Black, Green, White



Water Conditions

Slightly acidic (6.0-7.5 pH), intermediate water hardness (3-12 dGH), 70 to 82 degrees Fahrenheit


General: The Paleatus Cory Catfish (Corydoras paleatus) is a peaceful, social catfish from the wetlands of Brazil. The Paleatus Corydoras is a facultative air-breather, meaning it comes to the surface to breathe during naturally anoxic (without oxygen) periods that stagnant bodies of water sometimes undergo. Members of the Corydoras scientific genus are relatively hardy, and tend to be very social with other Cory Catfish.

Fecundity: The Paleatus Cory Catfish (Corydoras paleatus) may produce over 1,000 eggs per clutch.

Aquarium Diet (Omnivore): Brine Shrimp, Baby Brine Shrimp, Blackworms, Omnivore Pellet, Algae Wafer

Preferred Water Chemistry: Slightly acidic (6.0-7.5 pH), intermediate water hardness (3-12 dGH)

Dimorphism: Once mature, the female Paleatus Corydoras will take on a more gravid appearance.

Compatibility: Members of the Corydoras genus are typically compatible with other Corydoras, Tetra, Danio, Rasbora, Hatchetfish, Pencilfish, and other small community-based species.

Paleatus Cory Cat Videos

Author: Aquatics Unlimited