Photo of actual fish by Robert Beke
Wild Caught Corydora Leucomelas
The Blackfin Cory is one of the most abundant fish species in the upper Amazon River basin, where it is present in plentiful shoals in the main river channel as well as its numerous tributaries across Colombia, Ecuador, and Peru. This is a peaceful bottom dweller which should be maintained in groups of 5 or more due to shoaling nature. In the wild, C. leucomelas is commonly found over muddy substrates in blackwater habitats, so they will always be at their best in soft, acidic water long-term.
Minimum Tank Size: 100L
Care Level: Easy
Water Conditions: pH 5.8-7.0
Max. Size: 2"
Compatibility: Community based