The beautiful Corydoras sychri from Peru – it lives in the Rio Nanay – is unfortunately only occasionally available. We currently have very nice, large specimens in stock. There are some species that can be confused with C. sychri. The best known is C. atropersonatus, which also comes to us from the Rio Nanay. C. atropersonatus (see https://www.aquariumglaser.de/en/10-catfishes/corydoras-cf-atropersonatus-morocha/ and https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hL0p-tTbB7M) is a round-snouted species, C. sychri a long-snouted species. There is also the undescribed C53, which is the saddle snout in this group (see https://www.aquariumglaser.de/en/10-catfishes/corydoras-sp-aff-sychri-longnose-c53-2/); this species is also found in the Rio Nanay.
Corydoras sychri grows to around 5-6 cm long. It is a typical Corydoras that does not have any special requirements. Soft soil, living in a group, well-maintained water and a varied diet make this armored catfish happy, which in turn makes the keeper happy.
For our customers: the animals have code 247003 on our stock list. Please note that we only supply the wholesale trade.
We have also made a small film about these fish, which you can watch here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=opsxju_A41s
Text & photos: Frank Schäfer