Corydoras Melanistius

Catfish | Corydoras Melanistius

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(Please note that the fish shown in the photo is only a representative of what an adult specimen would look like. The color may vary based on the age and sex of the fish you receive.)

Scientific Name:  Corydoras melanistius

Common Name: Bluespotted Cory

Adult Size: 2.5 inches

Life Expectancy: 5 years

Habitat: South America

Minimum Tank Size: 10 gallon

Ideal Tank Conditions: 

  • Temperature Range: 72 - 79°F 
  • pH Range: 6.4 – 7.4
  • Hardness Range: 4 - 18

Temperament: Peaceful

Diet & Nutrition: Will readily accept a variety of meaty and vegetable matter foodstuffs including: flake, freeze-dried, frozen, live foods and pellets. This species is an excellent scavenger that will work to keep the aquarium substrate clean of excess foodstuffs and some decaying plant matter.

Breeding & Spawning: Around 20-30 eggs are produced, these are laid slowly in clutches and carried by the female in a ''pouch'' formed by her pelvic fins. They are carried to the underside of broad leaves or sometimes the aquarium glass and deposited carefully.

Gender: Male corydoras are generally smaller and slimmer, females are larger and rounder, true for all cories.