Corydoras pantanalensis

25. October 2017

Currently we can offer one of the most beautiful and most splendid species of Corydoras, namely C. pantanalensis. Before its scientific description it was known as C5. This species attains a body length of about 8 cm and is one of the largest species of Corydoras. Within the genus, C. pantanalensis belongs to a relationship around C. elegans. All species of that group have in common a very obvious sexual dichromatism and the behaviour to swim a lot in the open water column instead near the bottom as most other species of Corydoras do.

Besides the impressive size Corydoras pantanalensis is also very interesting because the males develop during the breeding season a completely different pattern. In this time they have a dark net pattern all over the body. The somewhat larger males in our stock actually get the mating pattern now; we present here photos of them. For comparative reasons we also show you some elder pictures of fully mature animals in mating pattern, too.

For our customers: the fish have code 240623 on our stocklist. Please note that we exclusively supply the wholesale trade.

Text & photos: Frank Schäfer