Bandit corydoras are so named for the mask across their face. These are wild caught in the Amazon tributaries of Peru and Columbia.
Cory catfish are found in still or slow moving clear waters in South America. All species are non aggressive and can be housed with any species that is not large enough to eat them. Most corydoras are small, with the exception of a few that can reach 4 inches in adulthood. They come in a wide variety of patterns and spend their time schooling on the bottom of the tank using their barbels to search for food in the gravel or sand.