November 8

Sarah Robertson

Corydoras Delphax for Beginners: the Ultimate Care Guide

Corydoras are peaceful, hardy, and active schooling fish that is popular in many aquariums. They are often called "Armor plated catfish" or "Cory Cats". They are known for their unique ability to "upturn" or clean the substrate in aquariums. Corydoras are scavengers and will thrive on most aquarium diets. There are many different species of Corydoras, and they come in a variety of colors and patterns.

The Delphax Cory Cat is one striking and eye-catching corydoras species and as they're uncommon, they are not readily available in the fish-keeping hobby. The base hue is cream with circular black spots across the flanks. The eyelids and dorsal fin are also black. A dark spot can be found beneath the dorsal fin. These fishes originate from the rivers and streams of the Amazon. 

A Quick Corydoras Delphax Care Table 

  • Scientific Name: Corydoras(ln8sc4) delphax
  • Diet: Mostly Carnivorous
  • Care Level: Moderate
  • Compatibility: Peaceful
  • Ph: 6.0 to 7.5
  • Temperature: 69.8-75.2°F
  • Water hardness: 2-12° DH
  • Minimum Tank Size: 20 gallons
  • Tankmates: Tetras, Rasboras, Danios, and other peaceful fish
  • Breeding: Egg layers
  • Size: 1.9 inches
  • Life expectancy: 5 years

Corydoras Delphax Size 

Corydoras Delphax is tiny catfish that only grow to be about 1.9 inches in size. Despite their small usual size, they are still hardy and active fish that does well in most aquariums.

Factors such as water quality, diet, and tank mates will affect their size and health.

Corydoras Delphax Lifespan 

The Corydoras Delphax lifespan is 5 years on average but can live up to 7 years with proper care. These fish are relatively low maintenance, but still require some basic care in order to thrive.

Some things that you can do to help your Corydoras Delphax live a long and healthy life include:

  • Providing a clean and well-maintained aquarium with proper filtration
  • Keeping them in schools of at least 5 fish
  • Feeding them a varied and nutritious diet
  • Avoiding tank mates that are too large or aggressive

Corydoras Delphax Behavior

The Corydoras Delphax are from South America and prefer sluggish streams and rivers with still water on the banks of rivers and ponds. Dense vegetation not only provides a favorable environment for food discovery but also protection from predators.

The Corydoras Delphax is a peaceful and active fish that does well in most aquariums. They are schooling fish, so they should be kept in groups of at least 5 fish. They are known for their unique ability to "upturn" or clean the substrate in aquariums. Corydoras are also scavengers and will thrive on most aquarium diets.

Corydoras Delphax has a labyrinth organ, which enables them to shoot up from the bottom and take air from the surface when necessary. This aids them in surviving brief periods in low-oxygen conditions.

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Corydoras Delphax Appearance 

The base color of Corydoras Delphax (False Blochi Corydoras) is cream. They have round dark spots across the flanks. They also have a black band down across the eyes and the dorsal fin is also dark. There is a dark spot beneath the dorsal fin. They also have golden-yellow eyes.

These catfish species have a unique and striking appearance that is sure to turn heads in any aquarium. These fish are relatively small, only growing to be about 1.9 inches in size. Despite their small size, they are still hardy and active fish that does well in most aquariums.

Gender Differences 

The best way to tell the difference between male and female catfishes is by looking at their ventral fins. The males have longer and thinner ventral fins than the females. The females also tend to be larger and more rounded than the males.

Corydoras Delphax Tank Setup 

Corydoras Delphax (False Blochi Corydoras) is a peaceful and active fish that does well in most aquariums. They are schooling fish, and enjoy the company of their own kind, so they should be kept in groups of at least 5 fish. The following are some tips to help you set up the perfect tank for your Corydoras Delphax:

Tank Size 

Corydoras Delphax should be kept in a tank that is at least 20 gallons. However, the larger the tank, the better. These fish are relatively active and do best in tanks that provide them with plenty of swimming space.

A larger tank also provides more stability for the water parameters, which is important for the health of your fish.

Water Conditions 

Corydoras Delphax is native to South America and prefers sluggish streams and rivers with still water on the banks of rivers and ponds. The following are some tips to help you recreate these conditions in your aquarium:

  • The water should be clean and well-filtered.
  • The water temperature should be between 69.8-75.2 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • The pH should be between 6.0 to 7.5
  • The water hardness should be between 2 to 12 dGH.
  • The number of nitrates and ammonia should be as close to 0 as possible.

Tank Mates 

Corydoras Delphax is a peaceful and active fish that do well in most aquariums. They are schooling fish, so they should be kept in groups of at least 5 fish.

The following are some suggested tank mates for Corydoras Delphax:

  • Tetras
  • Gouramis
  • Rasboras
  • Danios
  • Barbs
  • Loaches
  • Catfish

These fish should not be kept with fish that are known to be aggressive or nippy. Some bad tank mates for Corydoras Delphax include:

  • Bettas
  • Angelfish
  • Cichlids

While keeping Corydoras Delphax with other peaceful fish is ideal, they can also do well on their own. It is very important to observe the fish in your aquarium to make sure that they are all getting along and that there is not too much aggression. If you notice any aggression, it is best to remove the fish from the tank.

Tank Decor 

Decorating your Corydoras Delphax tank is relatively easy. These fish are not fussy and do not need much in the way of decoration. The following are some tips to help you get started:

The tank should be well-lit with a moderate amount of light. They do not need direct sunlight, but indirect light is fine. Some examples of indirect light sources include fluorescent bulbs, LED bulbs, and grow lights.

The tank should have plenty of hiding places for the fish. Corydoras Delphax are shy fish and will appreciate having places to hide. Some good hiding places include caves, plants, and driftwood.

The decoration used must not have any sharp edges. These fish are very delicate and can be easily injured by sharp objects.

Plants are also a good idea for Corydoras Delphax tanks. These fish love to swim through plants and hide in them. Some good plant choices include Java Fern, Anubias, and Hornwort.

If you do not want to use live plants, you can also use fake or artificial plants. However, make sure that the plants are made from a safe material that will not harm the fish if they chew on it. Always clean the plants before putting them in the tank.

The tank should have a sandy or gravel substrate. Corydoras Delphax enjoys digging in the substrate and prefers a softer substrate that is easy to dig in. Examples of good substrates include sand, gravel, and clay.

The tank should have a filter that provides gentle water flow. Corydoras Delphax is not a strong swimmer and prefers slower-moving water. Some good filter choices include sponge filters, canister filters, and hang-on-back filters.

Corydoras Delphax is a hardy fish that is not difficult to care for. With a little bit of effort, you can create a beautiful and peaceful aquarium that your fish will enjoy.

Diet 

Corydoras Delphax is mostly carnivorous and prefers a diet that is high in protein. In the wild, these fish eat mostly insects, larvae, and small crustaceans. The following are some tips to help you create a nutritious and balanced diet for your Corydoras Delphax:

The diet should be high in protein and low in fat. Fatty foods can cause health problems in Corydoras Delphax and should be avoided.

The following are some foods that can be used to create a nutritious diet for Corydoras Delphax:

  • Live foods: live foods are an excellent source of nutrition for Corydoras Delphax. Some good live foods include brine shrimp, bloodworms, and daphnia. These must not be given on a regular basis. However, if you are planning to breed your fish, they will need to be given live foods more often.
  • Frozen foods: frozen foods are also a good option for Corydoras Delphax. Some people find it hard to find live foods, so frozen foods are a good alternative. Some good frozen foods include bloodworms, brine shrimp, and daphnia. However, like in the case of live food, these too can not be given on a regular basis.
  • Flake food: flake food can be given to Corydoras Delphax on a regular basis. These fish are not picky eaters and will readily accept most kinds of flake food. It is important to choose a high-quality flake food that is high in protein and low in fat. Some good brands of flake food include Hikari, New Life Spectrum, and Omega One.
  • Pellets: pellets are also a good option for Corydoras Delphax. These fish will readily accept most kinds of pellets. Pellets are rich in nutrients and can be given to the fish on a daily basis.
  • Algae wafers: algae wafers are a good source of nutrition for Corydoras Delphax. These fish love to eat algae and these wafers provide them with all the nutrients they need. Algae wafers can be given to the fish on a daily basis.

While feeding your fish, it is important to remember that they should be given small meals several times a day. Overfeeding can cause health problems in Corydoras Delphax and should be avoided.

To ensure that your fish are getting the right nutrition, it is a good idea to feed them a variety of different foods. This will help to ensure that they are getting all the nutrients they need.

Remove the uneaten food from the tank after a few minutes to prevent water pollution.

Remember to clean the tank on a regular basis. A dirty tank can cause health problems in Corydoras Delphax and other fish.

Corydoras Delphax Diseases

Corydoras Delphax Diseases 

Corydoras Delphax is a hardy fish that is not prone to diseases. However, like all fish, they can still get sick if the tank is not maintained properly. Some of the most common diseases that affect Corydoras Delphax include:

  • Ich: White spots will form on the body of the fish due to this parasitic infection. It is typically caused by poor water quality. To cure ich, your tank's temperature must be increased to 86 degrees Fahrenheit and a salt treatment should be used. You'll also have to clean the gravel regularly and vacuum any parasites out of it using a net.
  • Fin Rot: At some point in their life, most fish will be affected by fin rot. It's a bacterial disease that causes the fins to seem as if they're breaking down. If your cory catfish's fins are frayed, it's likely that it has fin rot. To ensure that the pH balance of the aquarium is correct, look at the chemistry levels. When the water quality in your aquarium is poor, fish can fall ill. The tank allows germs to develop and causes illness in your fish. Fin rot treatment is straightforward since over-the-counter antibiotics work effectively. As a result of this intervention, both the ailment and the medication should resolve themselves.
  • Dropsy: Dropsy is a condition in which the fish's body expands. It is usually caused by poor water quality or parasites. If your fish has dropsy, it will need to be treated with antibiotics. To remove any parasites that may be lurking, you'll also need to do regular water changes and vacuum the gravel.
  • Red Blotch Disease: Red Blotch is the most common problem faced by Cory catfish. This is a disease that causes bloody sores on a fish's skin. The majority of these crimson ulcers appear on the belly. The sores might be transparent or harbor dead skin. It's possible that this sort of infection spreads at an uneven rate. The illness can take weeks, if not months, to show. This disease has many parallels with fin rot. If you detect it soon enough, the fish might be saved. If you catch it late, the fish will likely die. If you want to save your fish, you'll need to increase the temperature of the water and treat it with antibiotics. Be sure to maintain high water quality in the tank, as well. Doing so will help your fish recover more quickly.
  • Gill Flukes: Gill flukes are parasitic creatures that attach themselves to a fish's gills. They produce irritated and inflamed gills. If your fish has gill flukes, it will need to be treated with an anti-parasitic medication. You'll also need to vacuum the gravel and perform water changes on a regular basis in order to remove any parasites hiding there.
  • Popeye: Popeye disease is a condition that fish should be aware of. When a fish has this illness, its eyes will appear to be swelling. This is a bacterial infection that results in illness. In rare cases, some fish may lose an eye as a result of severe complications associated with the condition. Popeye disease can easily be cured. You'll only need a few doses of antibiotics to cure the condition. You should have no trouble locating what you need. Popeye may be treated with penicillin ointment, which is all that is required.

Symptoms 

The most common symptom of an unhealthy Corydoras Delphax is lethargy. If your fish is lying at the bottom of the tank and not swimming around, it's a sign that something is wrong. Other symptoms include:

  • Not eating
  • Clamped fins
  • Labored breathing
  • Flashing
  • Patches of redness or inflammation on the skin
  • Bloody sores
  • Bulging eyes

If you notice any of these symptoms, it's important to take action immediately. The sooner you address the problem, the better the chance your fish has of recovery.

Prevention 

There are many things you can do to prevent your Corydoras Delphax from getting sick. The following are some tips:

  • Maintain clean water in the tank. Be sure to do regular water changes and vacuum the gravel.
  • Remove any sick fish from the tank immediately.
  • Feed them a balanced and healthy diet.
  • Don't overfeed your fish.
  • Quarantine new fish before adding them to the tank.
  • Don't overcrowd the tank.
  • Avoid using chemicals in the tank.
  • Be sure to purchase your fish from a reputable dealer.

Treatment 

If your fish does become sick, there are a few things you can do to treat it. The following are some tips:

  • Isolate the sick fish in a separate tank.
  • Increase the water temperature.
  • Clean the tank and vacuum the gravel.
  • Perform regular water changes.
  • Treat the fish with antibiotics and aquarium salt.
  • Monitor the fish closely.

If the fish does not improve, you may need to euthanize it.

Corydoras Delphax is a hardy fish that doesn't get sick often. However, when they do become ill, it's important to take action immediately. By following the tips in this care guide, you can help your fish recover quickly and get back to swimming around in no time.

Corydoras Delphax Breeding 

Breeding can be sometimes very tricky and is often unsuccessful. However, the following are some tips that might help you:

Selecting the Breeding Pair 

The best way to increase your chances of success is to purchase a group of young Corydoras Delphax and allow them to grow up together. This will give you the best chance of having at least one male and one female in the group. Once they reach maturity, you can start trying to breed them. In order to select a breeding pair, look for the following:

  • The fish should be healthy and free of any parasites or diseases.
  • The fish should be roughly the same size.
  • Both fish should have good coloration.

One fish should have a slightly larger body than the other. This is usually the female.

If you can't find a breeding pair, you can try to induce spawning by putting a male and two females together. This will usually result in the male chasing the females around.

Conditioning 

Once you've selected a breeding pair, you'll need to condition them for spawning. The following are some tips:

  • Increase the water temperature.
  • Perform regular water changes. Be sure to vacuum the gravel each time you change the water. This will help remove any toxins from the water.
  • Feed the fish a high-quality diet. You can also add live foods to their diet to help condition them for spawning. Foods rich in protein are best.

Breeding Tank Setup 

When the fish are ready to spawn, you'll need to set up a spawning tank. The following are some tips:

  • The tank should be at least 10 gallons in size.
  • The water should be clean and well-filtered.
  • The water temperature should be between 78-82 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • The tank should have plenty of hiding places for the fish. This can be accomplished by adding plants, rocks, and driftwood to the tank.
  • The tank should have a layer of fine gravel on the bottom.
  • You may also want to add an airstone to the tank to help aerate the water.

Spawning 

Once the tank is set up, the fish will be ready to spawn. The female will lay her eggs on a smooth surface, such as a rock or piece of driftwood. The male will then fertilize the eggs. After spawning, the parents should be removed from the tank.

Corydoras Delphax Fry 

The eggs will hatch in 3-5 days. The fry will be extremely small and delicate when they first hatch. They will need to be fed very small live foods, such as baby brine shrimp, micro worms, and insect larvae.

Be sure to provide plenty of hiding places for the fry in the tank. As they grow, you can start feeding them larger live foods and then eventually move them onto a diet of flakes or pellets.

It's important to perform regular water changes when you have fry in the tank. The fry is very sensitive to water quality and can easily succumb to disease if the water is not clean. Be sure to vacuum the gravel each time you change the water.

As the fry grows, you'll need to slowly increase the size of the tank. By the time they reach adulthood, they should be in a tank that is at least 20 gallons in size.

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Frequent Question 

How many Delphax Cory should you keep together? 

Ideally, you should keep at least 3-4 Corydoras Delphax together. This will help reduce aggression and give the fish plenty of room to swim around. However, if you have a large tank, you can keep more fish together. Just be sure to provide plenty of hiding places for the fish.

Does Delphax Cory clean the tank? 

Yes, this corydoras aeneus species is an excellent tank cleaner. They will help keep the substrate clean and free of debris.

Does Delphax Cory need a filter? 

While Corydoras Delphax can live in a tank without a filter, it's not recommended. A filter will help keep the water clean and free of toxins.

Does Delphax Cory need a heater? 

Yes, Corydoras Delphax needs a heater to maintain a consistent water temperature. The ideal temperature for this fish is between 78-82 degrees Fahrenheit.

Where can I find Delphax Cory? 

You can find Delphax Cory at most pet stores that sell fish. You can also find them online.

Are Corydoras Delphax friendly? 

Yes, these fish species are generally friendly fish. However, they can be aggressive towards other fish that are similar in size or appearance.

Can I put a Corydoras Delphax catfish with a betta? 

No, you should not put a Corydoras Delphax with a betta. These fish are not compatible and will likely fight each other.

What is the lifespan of a Corydoras Delphax? 

The average lifespan of a Corydoras Delphax is 5-7 years. However, some fish have been known to live up to 10 years.

Do I need to remove the eggs after Corydoras Delphax spawns? 

No, you do not need to remove the eggs after Corydoras Delphax spawns. The fry will hatch in 3-5 days and can be left in the tank. Just be sure to provide plenty of hiding places for the fry.

As they grow, you'll need to slowly increase the size of the tank. By the time they reach adulthood, they should be in a tank that is at least 20 gallons in size.

Conclusion 

Corydoras Delphax is a beautiful fish that makes a great addition to any freshwater tank. They have beautiful cream and black markings and are relatively easy to care for. These fish are peaceful and generally get along well with other tank mates.

Just be sure to provide plenty of hiding places for them to feel secure. With proper care, your Corydoras Delphax can live for 5-7 years. These fish prefer a temperature between 69.8-75.2°F and should be kept in a tank that is at least 20 gallons in size. Be sure to perform regular water changes and vacuum the gravel to keep the tank clean.

Corydoras Delphax is an excellent tank cleaner and will help keep the substrate clean. So, if you're looking for a beautiful and easy-to-care fish, the Corydoras Delphax is a great choice. Thanks for reading!

Sarah Robertson


I am a passionate blogger who also happens to be a fish keeping enthusiast. Writing about my hobby is something that I absolutely love to do, and it's no secret that my chosen topic is always centered around fish keeping.

Sarah Robertson

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