Corydoras agassizii
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Corydoras agassizii

Common Names: Agassiz's Corydoras
Family: Callichthyidae
Category: Catfish_Bottom_Feeders
Distribution: America - South; Peru, South America.
Main Ecosystem: River; River
Temperament: Schooling; Peaceful. Undemanding and highly recommended for beginners and community tanks.
Diet: Ominvore; Ominvore
Care: Corydoras agassizii are very sociable and playful and should be kept in a school of the same species. They will feed from the waste food on the bottom on the tank, helping to combat tank pollution, but diet should not consist entirely of leftover food. Sinking pellets and wafers for bottom dwellers and high quality live or frozen foods are good choices.
6 - 8
22°C - 27°C
72°F - 81°F
2 dH - 25 dH
Potential Size: Male: 5.9cm (2.3")
Female: 6.6cm (2.6")
Water Region: Bottom; Bottom
Activity: Diurnal; Diurnal
Gender: Cannot be determined from external features. The sex of the cory can be distinguished in adults as the female is noticably wider when looked upon from above.
Breeding: Not possible in an aquarium.
Comments: Corydoras agassizi is a little more expensive than other Corydoras as they have to be wild caught because they cannot be commercially bred. Personally, I could not speak higher of the Corydoras species as an aquarium fish. They come in many different variations and are small, peaceful, and can be kept in schools of many other different species of Corydoras and also the High Fin Brochis.
Main Colours: White, Black
Markings: Spots Small
Mouth: Downturned
Tail: Concave
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Submitted By: Adam
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