Salt and Pepper Corydoras are facultative air breathers, this means that they will go up to the top to take a breath of air not because they have to, but because they want to. They possess a modified, highly vascularised intestine which has evolved to facilitate uptake of atmospheric oxygen and aid survival in oxygen-deprived environments. In the aquarium you’ll occasionally see them rising to the surface to take in gulps of air.
In captivity, the Salt and Pepper Corydoras will readily accept sinking dried foods. It is recommended that they are fed a varied diet, as that is as close as possible to their diet in the wild. Frozen or live foods such as bloodworms, blackworms, and brine shrimp are a good choice for feeding.
The important thing when feeding these fish is to give them foods that sink to the bottom of their aquarium. The Salt and Pepper Corydoras will avoid foods that stay toward the top of the tank.
Minimum Tank Size: 100L
Care Level: Easy
Water Conditions: 6.2-7.2ph
Max. Size: 3.5cm
Color Form: Black, Grey, White
*Product Photo is for reference only. Exact fish will vary in size and colour