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Corydoras melanistius
Blue-spotted Corydoras
Regan, 1912

Corydoras melanistius - Blue-spotted Corydoras - A group of blue-spotted cory cats
A group of blue-spotted cory cats
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(Other members of the genus Corydoras)

ADULT SIZE: 5 cm

WATER CONDITIONS: Very hard and alkaline

TEMPERATURE RANGE: 23-27 C

FOOD: Feed Corydoras melanistius small live-foods and fine grade dried foods

DISTRIBUTION: This species comes from French Guiana, Guyana, Surinam

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AQUARIUM CARE: Like all Corys, the blue-spot likes a tank with a sandy substrate, plants and caves in which to hide. Best kept in a shoal of at least 6 individuals.

BREEDING: Breeding can occur in a community tank, though raising the young will be significantly easier in a dedicated breeding tank.

Have you bred Corydoras melanistius? Why not fill in a breeding questionaire?, or examine existing Corydoras melanistius breeding reports








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