The bronze cory, also known as a bronze corydoras or a green corydoras, is a small, tropical catfish that ranks among the most popular cory catfish kept in home freshwater aquariums. These fish are easy to care for, hardy, and are a little on the shy side. This species is known to live to up to 10 years in captivity.
Small, active, and peaceful, the bronze cory is just one color variation of the same species known as the green cory. In addition to color variations of green, bronze, albino, and even black, this species is one of many fish that is sometimes injected with dye to enhance its color. If in doubt, do not purchase any specimens that are suspected of being color dyed. It is also wise to avoid any that have damaged barbels, or those having a sunken belly, which indicates inadequate feeding.