Corydoras eques, C. sp. aff. armatus and Corydoras duplicareus

4. November 2009


From the Brazilian state of Amazonas we received a species of Corydoras, which is long known to science but almost unknown in the hobby: Corydoras eques. This unique and extremely colourful species was collected near Anori.

For the first time ever we were able to import another species of Corydoras. This species is for sure scientifically undescribed. It reminds one a bit on C. armatus due to the extremely long dorsal spine, but C. armatus never has the golden spot on the back which is present in our new species. The new species also originates from Amazonas state and was collected near Jutai.

Finally we received a well known species in beautiful specimens: Corydoras duplicareus. The only problem with this Corydoras gem is to distinguish it from its close relative C. adolfoi. Otherwise the fish is undemanding and will quickly find a new happy owner.

For our customers: Corydoras eques has code 227814, C. sp. aff. armatus code 222134 and C. duplicareus code 227603 on our stocklist. Please note that we exclusively supply the wholesale market.


Corydoras: from ancient greek, means „with helmet and spear“. This refers to the strong armor and fin spines. eques: Latin for rider or knight; it is unknown why the species was named so. armatus: Latin for armoured; refers probably to the extremely long dorsal fin spine. duplicareus: Latin for doubled; refers to the extreme similarity to C. adolfoi. adolfoi: in honour for Adolfo Schwartz.

Text & photos: Frank Schäfer