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False Julii Cory Cat
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False Julii Cory Cat (Corydoras sp.)
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Quick Stats

Care Level Easy
Temperament Peaceful
Color Form Black, White
Diet Omnivore
Water Conditions 72-79° F, KH 2-12, pH 5.8-7.0
Max. Size 2"
Origin Farm Raised, USA
Family Callichthyidae
Minimum Tank Size 30 gallons
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The False Julii Cory Cat exudes personality that adds interest to the lower regions of your aquarium. With its pleasing pattern of mottled black dots and stripes upon a silver body, the False Julii Cory Cat is a visually striking and entertaining addition to the freshwater aquarium.

The False Julii Cory Cat comes from the tributaries of larger river systems in South America. It is a peaceful bottom dwelling scavenger often mistaken for Corydoras julii. This species can be identified by a more defined, linear pattern of black dots upon its head and vertical banding upon its silver body.

The False Julii Cory Cat requires a well-planted aquarium with plenty of hiding places that provide relief from the light. A smooth sand or gravel substrate is needed because of the easily damaged barbels. They enjoy being in numbers, so a small school of six or more is ideal for these cats. A school of False Julii Cory Cats is sure to treat you to an energetic feeding frenzy during feeding.

Breeding the False Julii Cory Cat is generally achieved by keeping a number of these cats together and allowing them to pair off. After spawning, the breeding pair should be separated from the eggs, or the eggs transferred to another system. The fry become waterborne in approximately five days, at which time, they should be fed baby brine shrimp and crushed flake food.

The False Julii Cory Cat is omnivorous and will require a well-balanced diet including freeze-dried bloodworms and tubifex, sinking catfish pellets, flake food, frozen and live foods. Feed a quality flake and pellet food as well as frozen brine shrimp and live worms.

Approximate Purchase Size: 1/2" to 1-1/4"

Customer Testimonials

Tiara H Olympia , WA
These are AWESOME little guys! The are a great community fish and have tons of personality! They clean the tank well and are almost always active. Beautiful patterns and rounded head.
Bristol A Bedford , IN
These fish are so awesome to have in your fish tank. They have great personality. They are great scavengers. Once they get use to the tank, they are very friendly.
Faith H Irvine , CA
This fish is very active and cleans the tank. The colors are striking. This fish is good for starters; with a 30 or more gallon tank.
Patrick C Columbus , OH
Have confidence that these endless energy packed fish will adjust to your tank after shipping. Fun to watch.
Tucker N Dodson , MT
These guys are not your misanthropic pleco, hiding from light and humanity on the back of your filter. These playful, hardy little creatures are a pleasure in any fresh water community tank. Efficient cleaners and a joy to behold, do yourself (and them) a favor and get five or more, as they tend to socialize and are more open the more of them there are.
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