Category: Aquarium Fish Other
Bronze Cory is a variety of freshwater fish, which belongs to the Callichthyidae family, and is habitually kept in custody by fish keepers. This fish variety is extensively spread in South America. The fish is also called by other names, such as Corydoras aeneus, bronze catfish, green corydoras, green corydoras, wavy catfish, or green corydoras. These fish breeds are largely found in calm, shallow waters with flexible bottoms that can occasionally be greatly contaminated by the disturbed mud clouds from the bottom, but they are found in running waters, too.
The female Bronze Cory fish is a bit larger than male breeds with a body length of 7 cm, whereas the male breeds have a body length of 6.5 cm. These fish breeds appear with a pink or yellow color body, with a white color belly. The head and the back of this fish breed are blue-grey in color. They have pink or yellow colored fins and they are spotless. Generally the pectoral, dorsal and adipose fins of these fish varieties have an extra sharp barb and include a mild toxin, which causes them that attempt to attack them to get wounded. Usually, a brownish-orange colored patch is found on their head, just facing the dorsal fin, and is its most typical feature when observed from above the river. Since the upper sides of this fish appear green in color, this fish variety is called as the Green Corydoras.
Reproduction in Bronze Cory fish breeds takes place during the commencement of the rainy season that transforms the water chemistry. Female breeds spawn between 10 and 20 egg-clutches with many male fish at a time, but the whole egg clutch is inseminated by the sperm of a solitary male fish.
During reproduction, the male fish will present his stomach to the female. The female fish will connect her mouth to the genital opening of the male fish, drinking the sperm of the male fish. The sperm quickly moves through the intestines of the female fish and is released jointly with her eggs into a pocket, shaped by her pelvic fins. Then the female fish swim away and leave the pouch somewhere else unaccompanied.
The average life span of the Bronze Cory fish breed is 10 years.