Similis Corydora, Corydoras Similis, is a small and peaceful shoaling catfish. Also known as the Smudge Spot Cory, they are endemic to the Rio Madeira basin in Brazil. Wild caught fish are rarely found in the aquarium hobby these days though, with the vast majority being captive bred specimens.
The Similis Cory is a lovely species of cory. The body is a pale tan or olive, and dark almost blue spots cover the body with a dark spot at the base of the tail.
Similis 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.
Similis corys are not an easy species to sex when young. As adults females are considerably larger, and tend to be rounder and broader-bodied. Males are generally smaller and slimmer. 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.
Similis Corydora feeding requirements
Similis 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.