Corydoras agassizi info

Basic Info

Scientific Name: Corydoras agassizi
Type: Fresh water fish
Family: Callichthyidae
Origin zone: South America
Origin: Brazil
Max length: 6 cm
Temperature: 22 - 26 C
pH: 6 - 6.5
gH: 5 - 8
Water flow: Medium flowing water
Preferred tank level: Bottom


Peaceful schooling fish that should be kept in a 6 pack. They like dark and fine sandy substrate that is not too sharp because they like to search for food in it and their tender barbels can be easily damaged. The aquarium should be densely planted. It is omnivorous but prefers small live food. Frozen and dry food are accepted as well.
For breeding you need more males and females.
Female lays up to 30 eggs, in groups of 3 to 5, on the glass or on any other substrate.
When the young fishes are swimming free you can feed them with rotifers. A week later you can give them fine crushed dry food.

Information contributed by: Fish Tank Lab Staff


FTL ID: 837 Last update: 2014-10-18 18:41:53


The minimum size of the tanks shown are intended, depending on the species considered, for a single individual, a couple or the smaller group of individuals for schooling fish. Depending on fish temper, territoriality, or vivacity, breeding with other animals of the same species or different species may require larger tanks.
Main picture usually shows adults. Depending on the age and sex, there may be significant variations in the color of the specimens.

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