SCIENTIFIC NAME / FAMILY / GENDER
Corydoras Metae, Callichthyidae
Bandit Cory, Masked Cory, Meta River Cory
Colombia. Meta river basin
Color: White background in the young specimens, which darkens to ocher tones in the older ones, with an interrupted line that starts at the base of the tail and crosses diagonally towards the dorsal fin. It has another vertical band that crosses at eye level and for which it is nicknamed “masked.” Size: approximately 2 cm and adults do not exceed 6 cm in length.
Mature females are more voluminous and grow larger.
IDEAL CONDITIONS WATER HABITAT
||5.5 – 6.5
||20 ° – 26 ° C
ETHOLOGY OF FISH
Identical to the rest of other species of corydoras, they completely ignore the rest of the inhabitants of the aquarium. They spend most of the day resting in the shade, increasing their activity at lunchtime and at night.