The normal colour for a Bronze Corydora is a golden bronze colour with a large darker stripe running along the sides of the fish. It often has iridescent flecks of green around the head and along the darker stripe.
These are among the most frequently seen catfish species in the hobby as they are very hardy and breed readily. Cory means “a kind of fish” and doras means a leathery skin, referring to their thick skin which protects them from damage from sharp rocks and sticks on the river bottom. They have a schooling nature and look great in groups of 5 to 10. Bronze and Albino Corydoras can also be shy and may tend to hide away amongst rocks and plants during the day, and be more active at night.