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Spotted Melanistius Cory

Spotted Melanistius Cory, also known as Black-spotted Corydoras, is a small cory catfish richly speckled with small black dots on a golden brown body. Its dorsal fin sports a distinctly black stripe.    

Care Guide for Spotted Cory

Spotted Cory, Corydoras melanistus, are typically found in the Essequibo River, Guyana. Together with other cory catfish, they belong to the genius Callichthyidae and subfamily Corydoradinae. They can be kept in a wide range of aquarium conditions and are ideal for mixed community aquariums because of their small size and friendly disposition.

Max Size:   2.2 inches
Water:   72 - 82 F; pH 6.5 - 8
Difficulty:   Easy
Living Zone:   Bottom
Temperament:   Peaceful and Social

Ideal tank conditions would include sandy-like gravel, live aquarium plants, some manzanita branches, driftwood, and rocks. Putting in some botanicals such as catappa leaves or maoni pods would complete their habitat. Aquariums should also have some open areas where they can swim together in groups. Spotted Corys are very social and should be kept in groups of six, and preferably more. They are very active fish and will constantly swim back and forth, providing never-ending entertainment.  

Spotted Corys can be kept with many other peaceful fishes, including discus, tetras, dwarf cichlids, plecos, guppies, and many other community fish. They are omnivorous and easy to feed. Use good quality sinking pellets like Fluval Bug Bites. Their diet can be supplemented with live and frozen foods such as DaphniaArtemia, or bloodworms.

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