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Bluespotted Corydoras

Bluespotted Corydoras

Corydoras melanistius

Native Location: Guyana, Suriname and French Guiana

Climate: Tropical

Maximum Size: 5.5cm

Temperament: Peaceful

Diet: Omnivore 

Breeding: Moderate

Temperature Range: 22-26 (72-79)

Preferred pH Range: 6.0-7.0

Minimum Aquarium Size: 45cm x 30cm x 30cm

Potential Tankmates: Cardinals, Neon Tetras, Cherry Barbs, Angelfish, Dwarf Cichlids etc.

Care Level: Moderate

The Bluespotted Corydoras, scientifically known as Corydoras melanistius, is a captivating addition to any aquarium. This peaceful species originates from the coastal rivers of South America, specifically French Guiana, Guyana, and Suriname. Known for their distinctive blue spots and tranquil nature, they are sure to bring a touch of exotic charm to your aquarium.

Recreating the natural habitat of the Bluespotted Corydoras at home is relatively straightforward. These fish thrive in a setting that mirrors an Amazonian biotope. Opt for a sandy substrate to mimic their native riverbeds and add plenty of aquatic plants for hideaways. Remember, these Corydoras are bottom dwellers; providing caves or similar structures will make them feel right at home.

Bluespotted Corydoras aren't picky eaters. They'll happily feast on a variety of foods, making feeding time a breeze. While they will scavenge any leftover food at the bottom of the tank, a balanced diet is crucial. Incorporate high-quality sinking pellets, flake foods, and occasional live or frozen treats like bloodworms or brine shrimp into their diet.

One of the best things about Bluespotted Corydoras is their peaceful nature. They are highly compatible with other non-aggressive tropical fish. They won't intentionally disturb their tank-mates, making them ideal for community aquariums. However, remember their love for peace - avoid pairing them with larger, more aggressive fish that may stress them out.

Breeding this species is an exciting venture. The female typically holds 2-4 eggs between her pelvic fins, where the male fertilizes them. She then finds a suitable spot to deposit her fertilized eggs. It's essential to provide plenty of hiding spots for this process and consider separating the parents from the eggs to prevent any accidental snacking

 

Beyond their striking appearance, Bluespotted Corydoras are hardy, peaceful, and easy to care for - making them an excellent choice for both novice and experienced aquarists. Their tranquil nature and compatibility with other species make them a perfect addition to a community tank. So why wait? Bring home some Bluespotted Corydoras today and watch as they add a splash of colour and charm to your aquarium.

 

Dead on Arrival (DOA) Policy: In the unfortunate event that your fish arrives dead, please follow these steps: Within 12 hours of the delivery, take clear, unopened bag pictures showing the deceased fish. Send these photographs and your order number to our customer service email at getfish@thefishroom.co.nz or to our Facebook page, and we will then offer a refund or store credit for the cost of the fish. 

Two-Week Guarantee Policy: We stand behind the health and quality of our fish, which is why we offer a two-week guarantee starting from the day of delivery. If your fish dies within this time frame, follow the following procedure: Take clear photos of the deceased fish. Using a reliable test kit, document water parameters (pH, ammonia, nitrate, nitrite levels) via a dated image. Please email us the photographs, water parameters, and order number to getfish@thefishroom.co.nz or our Facebook page. After reviewing your claim, if approved, we will issue a store credit for the cost of the fish. Our two-week guarantee does not cover fish deaths due to unsuitable water conditions, incompatible tank mates or "disasters", i.e. a heater overheating. To prevent such situations, we recommend thoroughly researching each fish species' needs before introducing them to your aquarium. 

 Freight Charges: Please note that shipping or freight charges are non-refundable under all circumstances. We hope this guide makes our refund and guarantee process more understandable. If you have any questions or need further clarification, please get in touch with us at getfish@thefishroom.co.nz. We are always happy to assist. Thank you for choosing The Fish Room. Happy fishkeeping! 

All our fish are quarantined on arrival for two weeks. During this time, we treat any health issues that may occur during transport and ensure each fish is eating well and looking healthy. All fish are treated with Flubendazole before finally going on sale.

 

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