Napoensis Corydora, Corydoras Napoensis, is a stunning and peaceful shoaling catfish. They are also known as the Napo cory. They are fairly widespread in the western Amazon basin, with records showing collections at various locations in Peru and Colombia.
The Napoensis Cory is a beautiful species- the body is a lovely gold, and a black reticulated pattern covers the length of the body. An adult male in full colour makes for a stunning addition to an aquarium.
Napoensis Corys are generally easy fish to care for, providing basic needs are met. They do best on a fine substrate, either sand or micro gravel. Corydoras will root around in substrate looking for food, so sharp substrates can damage the barbels at the front of their mouths. Other décor is largely down to personal taste. Areas of cover will provide security, resulting in more outgoing and active fish.
Corydoras thrive best in clean water with stable parameters, with a pH of between 6.5-7 being ideal.
Napoensis corys are easy to sex as adults. Males are smaller but much more colourful, with a vivid black and gold pattern on their flanks. Females tend to be bigger and are rounder and broader-bodied. Females also tend to be duller in colour. A ratio of one female to every two males is ideal if attempting to breed them. Corydora are a shoaling catfish, and thrive best in groups of 5 or more.
Napoensis Corydora feeding requirements
Napoensis Corydora are omnivorous in diet and will eagerly accept dried, frozen, and live foods. A good quality protein-based tablet or granule is ideal as a staple diet, supplemented with frozen food enriched with garlic and vitamins. This will ensure good health and vibrant colours. Live food, especially tubifex and bloodworm always goes down well too!
Here at the Abyss Aquatic Warehouse we believe in only providing the best for our customers. All of our fish are fed a varied diet of dried and frozen foods. Also, we ensure they are in perfect condition before they are shipped out.