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The Elegant Cory, scientifically known as Corydoras elegans, is a captivating and charming freshwater fish species that brings a touch of elegance to any aquarium. With its unique appearance and peaceful nature, the Elegant Cory is a popular choice among aquarists.


The Elegant Cory features a slender body with a striking combination of colors. Its base color is a light brown or tan, adorned with a pattern of intricate black markings on its head, body, and fins. These markings create a beautiful contrast and add to its overall elegance. They typically grow to a size of around 2 inches, making them suitable for smaller to medium-sized aquariums.


These corydoras are known for their peaceful and social behavior, making them excellent community tank inhabitants. They are best kept in groups of at least six individuals, as they feel more secure and display their natural schooling behavior. They are bottom-dwellers and will happily sift through the substrate in search of food.


Feeding the Elegant Cory is relatively easy as they are omnivorous. They have a preference for small live or frozen foods such as bloodworms, brine shrimp, and daphnia. Additionally, they readily accept high-quality sinking pellets or granules, providing a balanced diet.


Water Parameters:

  • Temperature: 72-78°F
  • pH: 6.0-7.5
  • Hardness: 2-10 dKH


Please note that these are general guidelines, and for more accurate values, we encourage you to contact Living Aquarium by phone or in person. Within store hours, our team of experts are always happy to answer any questions you may have and provide personalized guidance on care.

Elegant Cory

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