Smudge Spot AKA Violet Cory Catfish (Corydoras similis), Tank-Bred
Smudge Spot AKA Violet Cory Catfish (Corydoras similis), Tank-Bred
Smudge Spot AKA Violet Cory Catfish (Corydoras similis), Tank-Bred
Smudge Spot AKA Violet Cory Catfish (Corydoras similis), Tank-Bred
Smudge Spot AKA Violet Cory Catfish (Corydoras similis), Tank-Bred
Smudge Spot AKA Violet Cory Catfish (Corydoras similis), Tank-Bred

Smudge Spot AKA Violet Cory Catfish (Corydoras similis), Tank-Bred

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* For the safety of our animals, we now ship live fish exclusively via UPS 1 Air.  If your order contains this item, you will only see UPS 1 Day Air as a shipping option during checkout *

This very lovely and rare Cory Catfish is seldom available, especially tank-bred specimens!

The Smudge Spot Cory Catfish (Corydoras similis), also known as the Violet Cory Catfish, is a very uncommon species that is native to Brazil. It is rare in the aquarium hobby, but is in high demand due to the striking dark violet coloration that it develops as it matures. It is a very animated, distinctively marked schooling fish that is perfect for the nano, community, and planted aquarium.

The Smudge Spot Cory Catfish is a very peaceful schooling fish that is compatible with most nano aquarium animals, including dwarf cichlids and angelfish. It might prey on some smaller dwarf shrimp, but is safe with larger shrimp and most other peaceful ornamental invertebrates. It is a classic scavenger and will inhabit and feed at the aquarium floor, which should be comprised of sand or smooth gravel. Very coarse substrate can damage its delicate barbels and underbelly, so it should be kept in an aquarium with sand or very smooth gravel substrate. This fish is otherwise undemanding as it will accept most dry,frozen, and live foods. It is adaptable to most tropical freshwater conditions as long as standard regular maintenance is performed and sudden changes are avoided.

 


What We Like About This Fish:
  • Very peaceful and hardy addition to almost any aquarium  
  • Compatible with most adult dwarf shrimp and other invertebrates
  • Thrives in schools in well-planted aquaria
  • Distinctive coloration and group schooling behavior.
 
RECOMMENDED TANK PARAMETERS:
  • Temperature:  68° - 81° F (20° - 27° C)
  • pH:  5.5 - 7.2.  Softer water is preferred, but this fish is somewhat flexible as long as sudden changes are avoided.
  • KH:  0 - 15 dKH
  • Minimum tank size:  15 gallons for a school of 6
 
CARE GUIDELINES: 
  • Diet:  High-quality dry foods as well as live and frozen meaty foods. Variety is essential.
  • Social behavior:  Peaceful; requires a school of 6 or more to thrive. 
  • Origin:  Tank-Bred, but indigenous to Brazil
  • Average adult size:  2.4 inches (6 cm)
  • Average purchase size:  1 inch (2.5 cm)
 
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For the safety of our animals, we only ship live fish, crabs, and select other inverts exclusively via UPS 1 Day Air.  If your order contains this item, you will only see UPS 1 Day Air as a shipping option during checkout. If other items are in your cart that can ship with  2 day or standard shipping options the only shipping method you can still select is UPS 1 Day Air. 

UPS 1 Day is a description of the duration of time a shipment will spend in transit once it has been shipped. This does not guarantee the package will be shipped the same or next day from which the order was placed.

Shipping Schedule for this service

UPS 1 Day: Monday through Thursday
 

Current Handling Time:

1-9 business days

Here at Aquatic Arts, we consider the welfare of the live animals we are shipping to be of the foremost importance. This process is much more involved than simply creating a shipping label and affixing it to a box. Depending on the order, it takes from 4 to 7 people to complete this process properly. We check the weather conditions here where they fly out of the Indianapolis UPS facility and the destination for each shipment. We start early each morning and go through a multi-step process to have the day's shipments prepared in time for the UPS pickup. The volume of orders in our system also affects the processing time. Therefore our stated handling time is 1-9 business days. 

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Pricing is by size of package needed to fill entire order and distance it must travel. It will be calculated at checkout.

 

 

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