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Super Parallelus Corydoras are a rare find in aquarium stores, and highly sought after due to their remarkable colours and patterns. Tolerates broad parameters but more sensitive to fluctuations in water parameters.

Corydoras catfish are popular amongst aquarists due to their calm temperaments and unique appearance and personalities. They are great peaceful tank mates for many tropical species, are easy to breed, and helpful as a clean-up crew. 

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Features of Super Parallelus Corydoras:

  • Pale base body colour with a dark face and bold horizontal lines
  • Short faces, armored bodies with barbels or whiskers around their mouths
  • Corydoras catfish are bottom-dwelling fish that spend a lot of time hiding in caves or digging in the substrate
  • Females grow larger
  • Best kept in groups of 6 or more
  • Grows to 6-7cm


The Best Aquarium Size for Super Parallelus Corydoras:

Cory Catfish require a tank size at least 30L. However, if you want to set up a community tank, you have to increase the tank size. 

Nice tank brands you can consider:

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Tank Mate Compatibility:

Super Parallelus Corydoras will feel safety in numbers, a group of six corydoras or more in same species is highly suggested. These peaceful bottom dwellers can be kept with pretty much any community fish. 


Diet :

Corydoras will eat anything small or soft enough to fit in their mouths. Feed a quality flake, granule, sinking pellet or wafer. You can feed them live blackwormsfrozen bloodwormsHikari Vibra Bites, Hikari sinking wafers, sinking pellets and Nutrafin Max bottom-feeder tablets.

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Super Parallelus Corydoras Catfish Tank Setup:

Aquarium Filtration for Super Parallelus Corydoras

A good filtration system is necessary for a community tank, lots of oxygen and regular water changes is necessary for your corydoras to thrive. This species enjoys clean & stable water, more sensitive to fluctuations in water parameters. Ensure your filter has an adequate flow rate for your aquarium size to effective remove waste and debris.

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Aquarium Heater for Super Parallelus Corydoras

This fish enjoy temperatures between 21 - 25° C. If you are unable to maintain this temperature naturally, use an aquarium heater. Aquarium heaters also stabilize water temperatures.  A thermometer is recommended to monitor the water temperature.

Aquarium Plants for Super Parallelus Corydoras

To mimic their natural habitat, we recommend adding live aquatic plants to your aquarium. Corydoras catfish are aquarium plant safe and will not consume plant material unless it is decaying.

Here are some great aquarium plants to try:

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Aquarium Decorations for Super Parallelus Corydoras

Corydoras catfish love driftwood and enjoy lots of hiding spots to feel safe in an aquarium environment. Super Parallelus Corydora's are typically found in soft black waters, therefore adding wood and other tannin releasing natural decorations help soften and darken the water. Other ornaments large enough to swim around and hide around such as caves and pipes are also great options.

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Aquarium Lighting for Super Parallelus Corydoras

Super Parallelus Corydoras enjoy dimly lit aquariums. While, plants need sufficient light to grow LED lighting is an excellent choice to provide adjustable lighting as desired. LED lighting is also more efficient and runs cooler than traditional aquarium lights.

Aquarium Substrate for Super Parallelus Corydoras

Aquarium sand or fine smooth gravels are a good substrate to mimic their natural environment and provide a suitable bed for aquatic plants to grow. 

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Additional Information

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