Fish Species

Salt and Pepper Cory

Salt and Pepper Cory - Description

The Salt and Pepper Cory is also known as the Peppered Cat. It is a perfect aquarium fish for the beginner, a hardy and peaceful species.

Unlike most species of catfish, it is active during the day eating any leftover food which sinks to the bottom of the tank.

Ensure the substrate is sand as the Cory's sensitive barbels will get damaged on a gravel substrate.

Popular Name: Salt and Pepper Cory
Species: Corydoras paleatus

Profile of the Salt and Pepper Cory

This Profile contains interesting facts and information about the Salt and Pepper Cory species.

  • Size: Up to 6cm

  • Fish Tank conditions: PH 6.0 to 7.0. Temp 20 to 26 Degrees

  • Diet / Feeding: Algae Wafers, Frozen or Dried Food particularly Bloodworms

  • Temperament: Peaceful

  • Habitat: Sandy River Beds

  • Behaviour: Good Community Fish, keep in groups of around six

  • Range: Amazon River Basin: Uruguay, Brazil

Scientific Classification of the Salt and Pepper Cory

Definition: Scientific classification, or biological classification, is how biologists group and categorize species of organisms with shared physical characteristics. Scientific classification belongs to the science of taxonomy.

  • Species: Corydoras paleatus

  • Popular Name: Salt and Pepper Cory

  • Kingdom: Animalia

  • Phylum: Chordata

  • Class: Actinopterygii

  • Order: Siluriformes

  • Family: Callichthyidae


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Facts about Fish Species - Salt and Pepper Cory

The colours, shapes and sizes of individual fishes varies enormously - you really need excellent quality pictures or photographs to assist in the identification process.


A combination of the number of fins and their characteristics, color, scale counts, general features, maximum length and distribution are used during a species identification process.

The species detailed on this website are Tropical, Saltwater, Aquarium , Marine , Pet , Pond, Clown, Koi,
Beta (Betta), Gold Fish (Goldfish), Star, Angel, Puffer, Discus, Piranha, Rainbow, Parrot, Crustaceans, Sea Anemones and Coral.

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