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Agassizii’s cory - Corydoras agassizii

Agassizii’s cory - Corydoras agassizii

Scientific name: Corydoras agassizii

Common name: Agassizii’s cory

Family: Callichthyidae

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.

Short description

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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