here we have one more beautiful species of currently imported
Corydoras. Corydoras vittatus – the specific name means “striped” – is
one of the most variable species in respect of the individual pattern.
The fish originates from Brazil. Formerly it was often regarded to be a
subspecies of the also very variable species Corydoras blochi from
Guyana and Venezuela, but currently most authorities accept C. vittatus
as a full species on its own.
of the most attractive features of C. vittatus is the fact that in some
specimens the dark colour spreads from the obligate eyeband over the
complete head, which makes the fish look very unusual.
For our customers: the animals have code 248603 on our stocklist. Please note that we exclusively supply the wholesale trade.
Text & photos: Frank Schäfer