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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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Fishkeeping Facts and Tips

Feed a varied diet Flake food is an excellent nutritionally balanced food for tropical fish, but all species relish a varied diet. Where appropriate, try feeding commercially bought frozen livefoods, very small pieces of shellfish (mussel, prawn etc) or culture your own Daphnia, brine shrimp, or worms. See more about foods and feeding here


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