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Panda Cory

RM 4.50

  • Scientific Name: Corydoras panda
  • Common Name: Panda Catfish, Panda Cory, Panda Corydoras
  • Family: Callichthyidae
  • Origin: Peru; Ucayali river system
  • Adult Size: 2 inches (5 cm)
  • Social: Peaceful schooling fish
  • Lifespan: 10+ years
  • Tank Level: Bottom
  • Minimum Tank Size: 10 gallons
  • Diet: Omnivore, enjoys food tablets and small live foods
  • Breeding: Egglayer
  • Care: Intermediate
  • pH: 6.0-7.0
  • Hardness: 2-12 dGH
  • Temperature : 68-77 F (20-25 C)



This popular Corydoras species originates from Peru, where it is found in the Ucayali river system, the main headwater of the Amazon River. First collected by H.R. Richards in 1968, the species wasn't given its name until three years later when it was assigned the name Corydoras panda by Nijssen and Isbrücker. The name was given in honor of the Giant Panda of China, who has a pale body and black markings over the eyes and extremities, which are mimicked by this attractive Cory.

The region from which the Panda Cory originates is known for blackwater conditions, the waters being on the acidic side and quite soft due to lack of minerals.