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Palespotted corydoras - Corydoras gossei

Palespotted corydoras - Corydoras gossei

Scientific name: Corydoras gossei

Common name: Palespotted corydoras

Family: Callichthyidae

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


Recommended pH range for the species: 6 - 7.5

Recommended water hardness (dGH): 2 - 25°N (35.71 - 446.43ppm)

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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

All foods offered will be accepted. Only use quality flake for the staple diet, offer algae wafers and blood worms to keep these fish in condition.


South America; Palespotted corydoras are found in small creeks in Brazil.


Females tend to have a plumper body shape and will be slightly larger than the males.


Large, regular water changes are believed to induce the spawning. Add fine leaved plants to the tank to give them a spawning site, they may decide to lay their eggs on the tank glass. The eggs should hatch after 7 days, feed the fry on Infusoria initially and as they grow, feed with micro worms or newly hatched brine shrimp.


The expected life span for Palespotted corydoras is 3-5 years.

Short description

As will all Corydoras, Corydoras gossei need to be kept in groups of at least 5 fish. They need a soft substrate or smooth gravel to prevent barbel damage and are a very peaceful species.


Thanks to Jan Wirén for picture. Other pictures were bought from jjphoto.dkPalespotted corydoras Palespotted corydoras, picture 2 Palespotted corydoras, picture 3 Palespotted corydoras, picture 4 Palespotted corydoras, picture 5 Palespotted corydoras, picture 6

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