Cory Melanistius Wild

  • Meet the Cory Melanistius Wild (Corydoras melanistius) – a captivating and peaceful freshwater fish with striking spotted patterns.
  • Enjoy their compatibility with other peaceful community fish, making them a wonderful addition to any harmonious aquarium setting.
  • With a maximum size of 2 to 2.5 inches and a potential lifespan of 4 to 6 years, these unique and charming fish will add beauty and fascination to your aquatic environment.
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Introduction: Introducing the Cory Melanistius Wild – a fascinating and eye-catching freshwater fish with unique patterns and behaviors. With its striking appearance and peaceful nature, the Cory Melanistius Wild is a sought-after choice among aquarists seeking a captivating and harmonious addition to their aquarium.

Scientific Name: The Cory Melanistius Wild is scientifically known as Corydoras melanistius. It belongs to the family Callichthyidae and is native to the clear, slow-moving rivers and streams of South America.

Water Quality:

  • Temperature: Maintain the water temperature between 72°F to 78°F (22°C to 26°C) to ensure the well-being and health of the Cory Melanistius Wild.
  • pH Level: Aim for a slightly acidic to neutral pH range of 6.0 to 7.5, which replicates their natural habitat.
  • GH Level: Provide a general hardness (GH) level between 2 to 12 dGH to support their overall well-being.
  • KH Level: A carbonate hardness (KH) level between 2 to 10 dKH is recommended to maintain stable water conditions.

Feeding: The Cory Melanistius Wild is an omnivorous species and will readily accept high-quality sinking pellets, flakes, and small live or frozen foods such as bloodworms and brine shrimp.

Tank Mates: Cory Melanistius Wild is peaceful and can coexist with other peaceful community fish, especially other Corydoras species and small, non-aggressive fish.

Substrates and Tank Decorations: Provide a sandy or fine-gravel substrate to mimic their natural environment. Decorate the aquarium with driftwood, rocks, and live plants to create hiding spots and enrich their surroundings.

Suitable Plants: Live plants like Java Moss, Anubias, and Cryptocoryne species are excellent choices, providing cover and creating a natural environment for the Cory Melanistius Wild.

Sexing: Sexing Cory Melanistius Wild can be challenging, but males may have slightly longer and more pointed dorsal fins compared to females.

Breeding: Breeding Cory Melanistius Wild in captivity can be challenging but can be achieved by providing a separate breeding tank with gentle water flow and offering various hiding spots.

Maximum Size and Longevity: Cory Melanistius Wild typically grow up to 2 to 2.5 inches (5 to 6.3 cm) in length. With proper care, they can live for approximately 4 to 6 years.

General Information: The Cory Melanistius Wild’s unique spotted pattern and adorable behavior make it a popular and enjoyable addition to any aquarium.

Experience the allure and charm of the Cory Melanistius Wild as it graces your aquarium with its distinct patterns and gentle demeanor. Watch these delightful fish thrive and become a cherished and lively addition to your aquatic world, captivating all who observe their fascinating behavior and remarkable appearance.


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