The Albino Aeneus Cory Cat comes from the tributaries of the Amazon river and is a peaceful bottom dwelling scavenger. Albino Aeneus Corys are pink and have multiple barbels around the mouth, which they use to find their food.
The Aeneus Cory Cat prefers a well-planted aquarium with plenty of hiding places that provide relief from the light. A smooth sand or gravel substrate is needed because of the easily damaged barbels. They enjoy being in numbers, so a small school of 3 or more is ideal.
Breeding the Aeneus Cory Cat is relatively easy if kept in a large enough school. You want to males to outnumber the females 2 to 1. Ours have bred in hard Iowa water, but we breed them in R.O. water to have better hatch rates. Sudden decrease in temperature is used to spark spawning. This can be induced by a 20% water change with the added water being a few degrees cooler than the aquarium water. We remove all eggs after they have become attached to the glass or a Spawning Mop, which we also sell.
We feed our Cory Cats Micoworms when they are ready to start on food, then graduate them to Grindal Worms when they are large enough to start eating bigger foods usually at about 2-3 weeks of age. Going between Microworms and Grindal worms until they are large enough to just eat Grindal Worms.
It is very normal for a Cory to make trips to the surface to gulp air. They will max out around 2″ in length with the females being larger than males and much more round in the body. The males will stay thin and are generally smaller.
Approximate Purchase Size: 1/2″ to 1″