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Bluespotted corydoras - Corydoras melanistius

Bluespotted corydoras - Corydoras melanistius

Scientific name: Corydoras melanistius

Common name: Bluespotted corydoras

Family: Callichthyidae

Usual size in fish tanks: 5 - 6 cm (1.97 - 2.36 inch)

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Recommended pH range for the species: 6.4 - 7.4

Recommended water hardness (dGH): 4 - 18°N (71.43 - 321.43ppm)

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Recommended temperature: 22 - 26 °C (71.6 - 78.8°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

Provide Bluespotted corydoras with quality flake, sinking pellets and algae wafers for the staple diet. Twice a week, give them treats of blood worms and brine shrimp to keep them in condition. As they are most active in the evening, try to feed them at this time.

Origin

South America; Bluespotted corydoras are found in the waterways of Guyana.

Sexing

When viewed from above, the females will be slightly larger and have a plumper body shape than the males.

Breeding

This species of Corydoras has yet to breed in the aquarium but in the wild they are believed to be egg scatterers like the other Corydoras species.

Lifespan

The expected life span for Corydoras melanistius is 3-5 years.

Short description

Always keep Corydoras melanistius in small groups of at least 5 members. Provide hiding places in the tank and use fine gravel or sand to protect their delicate barbels from damage. Try to keep them with other peaceful species as they are classed as timid.

Pictures

Bought by aqua-fish.net from jjphoto.dk.Bluespotted corydoras picture 1 Bluespotted corydoras picture 2 Bluespotted corydoras picture 3 Bluespotted corydoras picture 4

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