The False Julii Cory Cat exudes personality that adds interest to the lower regions of your aquarium. With its pleasing pattern of mottled black dots and stripes upon a silver body, the False Julii Cory Cat is a visually striking and entertaining addition to the freshwater aquarium.
The False Julii Cory Cat comes from the tributaries of larger river systems in South America. It is a peaceful bottom dwelling scavenger often mistaken for Corydoras julii. This species can be identified by a more defined, linear pattern of black dots upon its head and vertical banding upon its silver body.
The False Julii Cory Cat requires 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 six or more is ideal for these cats. A school of False Julii Cory Cats is sure to treat you to an energetic feeding frenzy during feeding.
Breeding the False Julii Cory Cat is generally achieved by keeping a number of these cats together and allowing them to pair off. After spawning, the breeding pair should be separated from the eggs, or the eggs transferred to another system. The fry become waterborne in approximately five days, at which time, they should be fed
baby brine shrimp and
crushed flake food.
The False Julii Cory Cat is omnivorous and will require a well-balanced diet including
freeze-dried bloodworms and tubifex,
sinking catfish pellets,
frozen and live foods. Feed a quality flake and pellet food as well as
frozen brine shrimp and live worms.
Approximate Purchase Size: 1/2" to 1-1/4"