Agassizii’s cory - Corydoras agassizii
Scientific name: Corydoras agassizii
Common name: Agassizii’s cory
Usual size in fish tanks: 6 - 7 cm (2.36 - 2.76 inch)
Recommended pH range for the species: 6 - 8
Recommended water hardness (dGH): 2 - 25°N (35.71 - 446.43ppm)
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Recommended temperature: 22 - 27 °C (71.6 - 80.6°F)
The way how these fish reproduce: Spawning
Where the species comes from: South America
Temperament to its own species: peaceful
Temperament toward other fish species: peaceful
Usual place in the tank: Bottom levels
Food and feeding
Quality flake and pellets should be the staple diet of these fish. Agassizii’s corys will also accept shrimp pellets and a treat of blood worm or brine shrimp will be relished.
South America; Agassizii’s corys are to be found on the Amazon River basins in Brazil and Peru.
Females tend to be larger than the males with a much more rounded body shape.
Plenty of cooler water changes should induce the spawning. The male will dance around the female and she will create a basket for the eggs with her ventral fins. The eggs will be deposited around the tank, on plants or even the tank glass. The eggs should hatch after 5-6 days and the fry can be fed on Infusoria.
This Corydoras can live for up to 10 years, in the aquarium it is more likely to be 3-5 years.
As with all Corydoras, Corydoras agassizii need to be kept in small groups of at least 5 fish. They prefer a planted tank with plenty of hiding places. Only use a fine sand or smooth gravel for the substrate to prevent barbel damage.
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