Physical description: The body is stocky and deep, with an arched back. Two rows of bony
plates make up each side of the fish.
The upper has 21-23 plates, while the lower 19-21. Two pairs of barbels are located on the upper jaw.
The body color is pale gold
A black band runs along its back and another stripe runs through the
An orange patch can be found between on top of the body, between the
two black markings.
This spot is an identifying characteristic of Adolf's Catfish. The fins are white in color. Size/Length: To 2.5" (6.4 cm) Similar species: Burgess' Cory (
Corydoras burgessi ), Bandit Cory
), Diagonal-stripe Cory (
Corydoras melini ), Panda Cory (
H: South America; in white water tributaries of the Rio Negro (Peru). A: bottom Aquarium: 20" (60 cm) or 10 gallons (38 L). As for other
See genus description Water chemistry: pH 6.2-7.8 (7.0); 2-30 dH (9); 75-84°F (24-29°C) FOOD: Live; aquatic insects, white worms,
Tubifex , Brine Shrimp, insect larvae;
tablets; flake Social behavior: Follow suggestions for the genus description. Social behavior: Smaller tetras, Discus, Dwarf Cichlids, Livebearers, Gouramis, Barbs,
Danios, Killifish Suggested companions: The females are larger and plumper behind their pectoral fins, and
less colorful. Easier to sex when viewed from above. Breeding techniques:
C. panda . Breeding potential: 8.
This catfish is difficult to
A recent addition to the hobby. Difficulty of care: 2.
A hardy fish recommended for
most community tanks.