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The Elegans (Corydoras elegans) also known to tropical fish keeping enthusiasts as the Elegant Cory, is a widespread species that comes from the tributaries of the larger river systems in the western Amazon River basin.

It has been collected from the Ríos Yavarí (Javary), Itaya, Nanay, Carahuayte, Tamaya, Ampiyacu, and Ucayali in Peru, the Ríos Aguarico and Napo in Ecuador, and the rio Solimões in Brazil.   They are found in forested streams with substrates of sand, mud, leaf litter, and fallen branches.

The Elegans Cory Cat is a peaceful bottom dwelling scavenger that is commonly kept in South American community tanks by tropical fish keeping enthusiasts. They are somewhat nocturnal in nature and do well with most non aggressive South American species.


  • Species – Corydoras elegans
  • Common Name – Elegant Cory
  • Origin – Brazil, Peru
  • Diet – omnivore
  • PH Range – 5.8 – 7
  • Temperature – Tropical 22°c – 26°c
  • Breed Type – Egg Layer
  • Maximum Size – approximately 7cm
  • Sex – Un-sexed

Elegans Corydoras

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