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Spotted cory - Corydoras ambiacus

Spotted cory - Corydoras ambiacus

Scientific name: Corydoras ambiacus

Common name: Spotted cory

Family: Callichthyidae

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


Recommended pH range for the species: 6 - 7.6

Recommended water hardness (dGH): 4 - 22°N (71.43 - 392.86ppm)

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Recommended temperature: 21 - 25 °C (69.8 - 77°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

Spotted corys will accept all foods offered such as quality flake and live or frozen foods. Spotted corys have a great liking for bloodworms and algae wafers but make sure that they get their share as well as the other tank mates.


South America; Spotted corys are found in the Rio Ambyiacu, Peru.


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


Most Corydoras will breed in the aquarium but unfortunately these are one of the species that have not been successful as of yet.


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

Short description

Always keep Corydoras ambiacus in small groups and provide them with hiding places. They are very peaceful so never keep them with aggressive fish. Spotted corys are labyrinth fish so will need access to the water surface to breathe. They will be most active in the evening.


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