The Agassizii Catfish (Corydoras Agassizii) is an attractively marked, peaceful, less-common type of Corydoras species from the middle of the Amazon River basin in Brazil, Colombia, and Peru. It is a facultative air-breather, which means it tends to come to the surface to breathe during the oxygen-free periods stagnant bodies of water sometimes experience.
The Corydoras Agassizii, also referred to as the Spotted Cory, is known for its gold coloration and great spotting on most of its body. In fact, its black spots are so close together that they sometimes make the fish look lined instead of spotted.
Its hardy, undemanding, and highly animated nature make it an excellent bottom-dweller addition to your community aquarium. It is also adaptable to most tropical freshwater conditions as long as you perform standard routine maintenance and avoid sudden changes. On top of that, since it has a delicate underbelly that coarse substrate can damage, you should only keep it in aquariums that have very smooth gravel substances or sand.
While Corydoras Agassizii might prey on smaller dwarf shrimp, it is a peaceful schooling fish compatible with most ornamental invertebrates and nano aquarium animals, such as angelfish. You can keep them with most community tank fish that are friendly and non-aggressive.
Some excellent tankmate choices include:
This fish is a classic scavenger and will mainly feed on your aquarium’s floor. However, while it is a scavenger, you must still ensure that it is not only eating leftover foods. Instead, it should receive a good variety of high-quality foods. Fortunately, Corydoras Agassizii is omnivorous and undemanding. In fact, it will eat most dry, live, and frozen foods.
Its staple diet should include quality pellets and flakes—Hikari algae wafers seem to be their favorite. Consider supplementing their diet with varieties, such as shrimp pellets, bloodworms, and brine shrimp.
Since this fish is a little sensitive to nitrites, nitrates, and ammonia changes, ensure that you do not overfeed them. Only give them as much as they can consume in a few minutes. You should also be sure to remove any food that they do not seem to like.
Are Corydoras cannibals?
Though this fish will eat the flesh of dead fish, they do not have teeth, so killing living fish is next to impossible.
Can Corydoras live with Cichlids?
Most Cichlids tend to be aggressive, with large species like Oscars known to eat Corydoras Agassizii.
While this is a rare occurrence, it can and will happen from time to time. Fish are live animals and we cannot ensure that every one will arrive alive or remain alive.We do ask that if your fish arrives dead (DOA), submit a picture of the deceased fish that is in the bag within 2 hours of the delivery time of your fish. We will work quickly with you to resolve the problem.
We will offer replacement fish for any losses, but do not offer refunds at this time. We can replace fish butshipping costs is the responsibilityof the buyer.If you put the fish in your tank and it dies or is not acting properly, please contact us, with pictures,within 24 hours. We will again, do everything in our power to resolve the issue and ensure that you have a great experience with these fish.
Most Shipments will be 2-day unless otherwise noted. We shipfish on Mondays and Tuesdays only (excluding holidays) to ensure fish arrive before weekends. This allows us to completely prepare the fish for shipping andensure they are healthy prior to arriving at your door. All fish will be shipped with oxygenated water and specific additives in the water to ensurethey maintain their health and stability during shipment. Depending on the species of fish and current weather conditions, the fish may arrive with a heat pack or ice pack to maintain the optimal temperature which further ensures thehealth and safety of your fish. All costs of shipping (postage, packaging,heat/ice packs, etc.) are included in the Shipping fee. We ship to only thecontinental United States and are unable to ship to P.O. boxes, must bephysical address.
"The fish I received do not look like the fish in thepicture. Why is this?"
- We typically take photographs of one or two fish when we initially get them in. Since we have a large quantity of most of the various species of fish, it would be understandably impossible to provide a picture ofevery individual fish with a specific species. For some of our more rare orlarger fish, the picture listed may be the actual fish that you are receiving.If this is the case, it will be designated by ?WYSIWYG?, meaning ?what you see,is what you get?.
"What happens if my fish arrive dead?"
- While this is a rare occurrence, it can and willhappen from time to time. Fish are live animals and we cannot ensure that everyone will arrive alive or remain alive.We do ask that if your fisharrives dead (DOA), submit a picture of the deceased fish that is in the bag.We will work quickly with you to resolve the problem. We will offer replacement fish for any losses, but do not offer refunds at this time. We will reship any replacement fish at the buyer's expense.If you put the fish in your tank and it dies or is not acting properly, please contact us, with pictures, within 24 hours. We will again, do everything in our power to resolvethe issue and ensure that you have a great experience with these fish.
"What if I'm not home when the fish arrive?"
- We will always provide you with a tracking number. While the fish are packaged to survive about 72+ hours within the shipping containers, we do ask that you make arrangements to arrive home to inspect your fish as soon as possible after they are delivered to your home. Itis always suggested to provide an area for the delivery person to place the boxthat is out of direct sunlight or extreme temperatures.
"What do I do with my fish once I've unpacked them?"
- Like you would with any new fish, let the entire bag float in your tank for 15-30 minutes. This allows the temperature withinthe bag to adjust to the same as your tank and will reduce temperature shock onthe fish. After this time, you can add all of the fish and water that is in thebag into your tank. The products used within the water for shipping will notharm any existing fish within your tank and actually makes the transition foryour new fish a bit easier. After this, expect your new fish to take a few daysto become fully adjusted, this includes hiding, floating at the top, sinking tothe bottom, and not eating. After a few days, your new fish should be acting aswimming like they normally would. At this point, enjoy your aquarium!
"I want to return my new fish because x,y,z?"
- Unfortunately, we are unable to accept returns.We do recommend contacting us via email with yourorder number and as much information as possible. We will try to assist you inresolving whatever the issue may be.
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