Apr 12, 2012

Corydoras sarareensis

C. sarareensis is one of the few species with acute snout that i have kept. They are harder to keep and do not like to take man-made food. They prefer sandy gravel and cool temperature weather.

Hobbyist who likes to keep them need to be ready for such a demanding fishes.

Eye Sights

Ability to roll their eyes help to clean it off dirts and sands. This action give us an illusion that it has eye-lids as below photo.

Corydoras uses their barbels to help locate food and feeling their way around the tank.

Even though they have large eyes, I often see consistent behaviours during feeding that they will wiggle their way around with their barbels. As long the food is not near to it, it won't bite even when the food lies right infront of their eyes at the sides.

This results me to suspect Corydoras has poor eye sights and likely limited to catching movements and shades of  large object such as when i attempt to approach the tank quickly. A slow approach will ironically freeze them often hoping that i did not see them. However they will dart away at fast speed if i exhibit aggressive behaviours. 

Caution : Becareful of "Aggressive Action" that startled them as this can cause significant stress. I have seen cories knocking the glass wall injurying themselves seriously. As cories are timid creature, when stressed, they are not thinking well and make mistakes which are harmful to itself.

12 April 2012


  1. What do you feed your sarareensis? My fowleris are really picky eaters, they show no interest in dry prepared foods and will only eat live whiteworms and fozen bloodworms.

  2. Frozon Bloodworms but even then they are quite picky. I tried to cultivate live daphnia but is too trouble. Sometimes i fed her newly hatched shrimps when i have extra.