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Elegant cory - Corydoras elegans

Elegant cory - Corydoras elegans

Scientific name: Corydoras elegans

Common name: Elegant cory

Family: Callichthyidae

Usual size in fish tanks: 4 - 5 cm (1.57 - 1.97 inch)

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Recommended pH range for the species: 6 - 7.6

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

In the wild Elegant cories will graze on algae and some plants, this should be replicated in the tank with sinking algae wafers or pellets. They will also accept flakes and blood worms.

Origin

Found in the central Amazon basin, Brazil.

Sexing

Males have a grey/green background with a lot of dark spots, females have smaller quantities of spots- mostly located on their fins.

Breeding

Elegant cories will pair off themselves if a group is introduced to the tank and will breed quite happily on their own accord. The eggs will be laid on the substrate and will become free swimming a few days later. Crushed flakes or newly hatched brine shrimp are ideal foods for the fry.

Lifespan

Corydoras elegans can live for up to 10 years but normally their lifespan is up to 5 years.

Short description

Elegant cories sense their food more by smell than sight. They are a social fish and should be kept in groups of at least 6.

Pictures

Bought by aqua-fish.net from jjphoto.dk.Elegant cory, picture 1 Elegant cory, picture 2 Elegant cory, picture 3 Elegant cory, picture 4 Elegant cory, picture 5 Elegant cory, picture 6

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