Bluespotted corydoras - Corydoras melanistius
Scientific name: Corydoras melanistius
Common name: Bluespotted corydoras
Usual size in fish tanks: 5 - 6 cm (1.97 - 2.36 inch)
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.
South America; Bluespotted corydoras are found in the waterways of Guyana.
When viewed from above, the females will be slightly larger and have a plumper body shape than the males.
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.
The expected life span for Corydoras melanistius is 3-5 years.
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.
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