10a. Catfishes: Corydoras & Co. (144)

  • Corydoras duplicareus

    17. April 2008

    (17.April 2008) An old friend and also a newcomer: Corydoras duplicareus. Not a long time ago, this beautiful catfish was sold as Corydoras adolfoi. For a non-expert the differences are not clear on the first look. The main difference is the black band, which is more wide than from C. adolfoi. It is definitely a […]

  • Corydoras sp. C 115/116

    16. January 2008

    (16.Jan.2008) This Longnose armored catfish was caught by Hoffmann & Hoffmann in Peru in a small canyon 50km away from Puerto Maldonado toward Boliva in 2004 and brought along legally. The very variable drawing, from monochromatically grey to big black spots on the sides of body (hence C115 and 116) is interesting. The breeding is […]

  • Corydoras sp. aff. kanei

    Corydoras sp. aff. kanei

    6. July 2007

    This new and undescribed true mailed catfish differs from C. kanei by a golden band on the shoulder. The very attractive fish originate from the Rio Jamaxin (Brazil). Their final length is 5 cm. C. kanei has been bred successfully on several occasions and Seuß (Die faszinierende Welt der Corydoras, Landbuch Verlag Germany, 1997) reports […]

  • Callichthys spec. NEW

    6. July 2007

    From southern Brazil we could import a probably new Callichthyid catfish species. The sexes can be easily differentiated on the basis the dark pattern at the head of the females. In their homeland they inhabit diverse waters types. As accessory air-breathers they can move over land if it gets necessary to reach other waters. Their […]

  • Corydoras sp. BLACK VENEZUELA

    Corydoras sp. BLACK VENEZUELA

    6. July 2007

    A very beautiful colour morph bred in Germany and a true addition to our fascinating hobby. Corydoras aeneus (this fish probably belong to this family) is one of the most common true mailed catfish in the aquaristical hobby. Originally this cory species has a large distribution in nature which ranges from Trinidad, Venezuela, Surinam, Colombia, […]

  • Corydoras spectabilis

    Corydoras spectabilis

    6. July 2007

    In fact we have ordered Corydoras guapore from Manaus,…but what we got was totally different. We got for the first time Corydoras spectabilis, which is found in the upper Rio Guaporé around Vila Bela. (Photo E. Schraml, Text Aquarium Glaser)

  • Corydoras sp. C 30

    6. July 2007

    Corydoras C 30, a scientifically still not described species, originates from the area of the Amazon delta (Federal State Amapa) in Brazil. In its appearance it reminds of Corydoras melanistius a further north in Surinam and Guyana occurring species. Like all Corys C 30 should be held not in a to small group (5 – […]

  • Corydoras ephippifer

    Corydoras ephippifer

    6. July 2007

    This true mailed catfish species was imported from Belem (Brazil). The latin name „ephippifer“ is a combination from „ephippium“ (lat. = saddle) und „ferre“ (lat. = bearing) referring to the black spot on the basis of the dorsal fin. The animals reach a maximal length of 6 cm. They should be kept in a group. […]

  • Corydoras sychri

    Corydoras sychri

    6. July 2007

    This true mailed catfish comes from Peru, Rio Nanay and Rio Amazonas near to Iquitos. Lately these corys are imported in several variations of pattern colouration. This variability makes it difficult to determine this species. They are very similar to C. atropersonatus. C. sychri is a typical representative of the long nosed Corydoras group. This […]

  • Corydoras sp. C 71

    6. July 2007

    August 2006: With Corydoras spec. C 71 we could import a further rare species from Brazil. They originate from the Rio Arua in the Federal State Para. With a final size of 6 cm they belong to the medium sized Corys. The requirements for their maintenance might be the same as for other Corydoras species. […]