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Agassizi Cory Cat
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Corydoras agassizi

Agassizi Cory Cat

Quick Stats:   Agassizi Cory Cat

Family: Callichthyidae
Range: South America
Size: Up to 3½ inches
Diet: Omnivore
Tank Set-up: Freshwater: Plants, rocks, driftwood
Tank Conditions: 72-79°F; pH 5.8-7.0; dH 2-12
Minimum Tank Capacity: 30 gallons
Light: Low
Temperament: Peaceful
Swimming Level: Bottom
Care Level: Easy
Reproduction: Egg Layer

The Agassizi Cory Cat comes from the river tributaries of the Peru area, and is a peaceful bottom dwelling scavenger. The Agassizi has many black spots covering the body and a black, mask-like stripe covering the eyes.

The Agassizi Cory Cat requires a well planted aquarium with plenty of hiding places that provide relief from the light. A smooth sand or gravel substrate is needed because of the easily damaged barbels. They enjoy being in numbers, so a small school of six or more is ideal for these cats.

Breeding the Agassizi Cory Cat has not yet been accomplished in an aquarium and little is known about its breeding requirements.

The Agassizi Cory Cat is omnivorous and will require a well balanced diet including dried, flake, frozen, and live foods. Feed a quality flake and pellet food as well as frozen brine shrimp and live worms.

Ideal tank mates include:

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