Corydoras cochui and C. habrosus

19. January 2016

These dwarf species of Corydoras have been confused quite a long time. Both species attain a maximum length of about 3 cm and a very cute, nice and lively aquarium fish.

If one has the opportunity to see live specimens of both species together it may be hard to understand how they may be confused; moreover: Corydoras cochui originates from Brazil, C. habrosus from Colombia and Venezuela. But preserved specimens are very similar to each other and even on black-and-white-photographs – especially when they are strongly retouched – young animals look much alike.

Corydoras cochui from the Rio Araguaia also obtained a C-number until it was determined: C22. Sadly this species s very rare in the hobby. So we are quite glad to be able to offer that nice fish again.

Corydoras habrosus from the upper Orinoco is quite the opposite: this species belongs to the always available Corydoras in the pet trade.

Both species should be always kept in groups, at least five specimens together. They like warm water temperatures, starting with 26°C. In all other respects these two dwarf Corydoras are easy-to-keep, hardy fishes.

For our customers: Corydoras cochui has code 225802, C. habrosus 231003 on our stocklist. Please note that we exclusively supply the wholesale trade.
Text & photos: Frank Schäfer

Angaben zum Tier
Herkunft Brasilien / Brazil, Kolumbien / Colombia
Verfügbare Größe in cm 2-3