Spotted Cory (Corydoras agassizii)

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Spotted Cory

Corydoras agassizii


75.708 liters
75,708.236 mL
75.7 Litres (20 US G.)

7.112 cm 6.4-7.1cm (2.5-2.8 ")




6.0 - 8.0

295.372 K
22.222 °C
531.67 °R
298.706 K
25.556 °C
537.67 °R
22.2-25.6°C (72 -78 °F)

2-25 °d

1:1 M:F


15-25 years



South America: Amazon River basin near border of Peru and Brazil.


Usually when properly conditioned, the difference between the male and female Corydora becomes quite evident. Females have a larger underbelly, when viewed from the top will look a lot wider than a male. Males are smaller in length than females also.

Tank compatibility

Very peaceful community fish. Will not intentionally bother tank inhabitants, however their bumbling about the tank may bother more delicate fish or other bottom dwellers. Are best kept in groups of 5-6 or more.


As with most Corydoras, these fish will eat most food which sinks to the bottom of the tank. Sinking algae pellets should be supplemented with flake food or other sinking foods like catfish pellets.
Be aware these fish do have a carnivorous side to them and love foods such as Bloodworm and Brine Shrimp. Vegetable-based foods offer little nutrition to them. They will also eat any dead, dying, or even injured fish, that sit on the substrate too long. They're very opportunistic!

Feeding regime

These fish are most active at night, so feeding once before lights out is typically enough. Though they can easily be persuaded to feed during the day. Since they are slower eaters they should be allowed at least 30 minutes to consume their food.

Environment Specifics

Requires a sand or small gravel substrate and prefers a planted tank. Keeping a cory on sharp or large gravel can lead to damage to their barbels, which when infected will make it hard for the cory to find food.
Corys are sensitive to salt, as with other scaleless fish, adding salt to the tank will cause them harm.



Typical Cory in shape and one of the many spotted Corys, with pale base colour and darker spotting on the body. The Agassizii's spots should be of good size and fairly round, from the caudal peduncle to the gill plates. There should be some spotting in the otherwise-translucent caudal fin. The dorsal fin should be tall with the first spine being darker in colour to the back of the fish. The head should be smoky-grey in colour with a pale belly.

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