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Schwartzi's Cory Cat
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Schwartzi's Cory Cat (Corydoras schwartzi)
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Quick Stats

Care Level Easy
Temperament Peaceful
Color Form Black, Tan, White
Diet Omnivore
Water Conditions 72-79° F, KH 2-12, pH 5.8-7.0
Max. Size 2½"
Origin South America
Family Callichthyidae
Minimum Tank Size 30 gallons
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The Schwartzi's Cory Cat is also known as Twin Bar Cory and comes from the tributaries of the Rio Negro and Rio Uaupes in South America and is a peaceful bottom dwelling scavenger. The Schwartzi's Cory is a beautiful catfish with a silver body and two distinct black horizontal stripes that run from just behind the gill plate to the tail. The eyes are also covered with a black stripe and the head area is tan in color.

The Schwartzi's 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.

Breeding the Schwartzi's Cory Cat is accomplished by providing a number of the same species in the aquarium and allowing them to pair off. Success in breeding the Schwartzi's Cory has been attained with a low water level and a dH lower than 6. Feed the fry a variety of mashed dried foods as well as baby brine shrimp.

The Schwartzi's Cory Cat is omnivorous and will require a well balanced diet including dried, flake, frozen, and live foods. Feed a quality flake and pellet food as well as frozen brine and live worms.

Approximate Purchase Size: 3/4" to 1-1/2"

Customer Testimonials

Justin F Austin , TX
I own a "school" of four of these corys and must say that they are a most exiting edition to the tank. They seem to have much perosnality and most exquisite coloring while still being able to be the clean-up crew of the tank. Just a word of advice though, make sure you have a planted aquarium, preferabally with floating plants also, because they seemed to hide in nooks and crannies before i planted my aquarium. A must for any community aquarium!!!
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