10a. Catfishes: Corydoras & Co. (151)

  • Corydoras Rarities

    14. December 2018

    From Peru we received samples of some top rarities among the armored catfish. All belong to the group of long snouts, which in contrast to the round snouts do not live in swarms, but have to be laboriously collected individually. The species, called by the exporter as Corydoras sp. as “Melita”, belongs to the immediate […]

  • Corydoras CW 89 / CW 91 / CW 106 / CW 107

    5. December 2018

    From the Rio Vaupes in Colombia we have received a few specimens of two Corydoras species. These are real rarities. Corydoras sp. CW 107 reminds of Corydoras davidsandsi and we think it is the same species as Corydoras sp. CW 91. The long snouted counterpart of Corydoras sp. CW 107 is Corydoras sp. CW 106, […]

  • Corydoras sp. CW 16 “teniente”

    27. November 2018

    Recently we received a shipment of highly interesting fish from the entry of Madre de Dios in the border area between Peru and Bolivia. Among them were beautiful corydoras catfish from the closer relationship of Corydoras melanotaenia. However, it is certainly a scientifically undescribed species, which was documented by Ian Fuller with the code number […]

  • Corydoras cf. urucu

    2. November 2018

    Once again we were able to import a new catfish, whose identity raises many questions. The fish were offered to us as Corydoras evelynae, a species that was described by only one specimen with a very inaccurate location (“upper Solimoes”, which includes an area larger than Germany). Our new imports were collected in the surroundings […]

  • Corydoras sp CW 98

    31. October 2018

    This beautiful Corydoras belongs to a scientifically undescribed species. It originates from the upper Rio Negro in Brazil. Because of the bright orange neck spot it is usually misidentified as Corydoras burgessi, which also comes from this region, especially as C. burgessi has a very variable pattern and there are also spotted colour variants of […]

  • Corydoras sp. „Super Schwartzi Highfin“ CW 28

    21. September 2018

    Corydoras schwartzi is one of the most frequently offered armored catfish from Brazil. It comes from the basin of the Rio Purus. There are other very similar species, such as the magnificent, long-snouted C. pulcher. The short-snouted sister species of C. pulcher is also available from there; we call it Corydoras cf. pulcher; there are […]

  • Scleromystax barbatus

    7. September 2018

    No doubt: this cory from the south of Brazil, where it inhabits cool blackwater brooks near the coast, is among the most beautiful species of cory at all. Sadly it is not exported from Brazil currently. Keeping this fish is usually problem-free, but breeding is due to the high demands (cool, very clean water with […]

  • Corydoras fowleri Variant

    17. August 2018

    Corydoras fowleri is a very rare and very beautiful species of Corydoras. The species originates from Peru. It is well known for its high degree of variability in respect of coloration. Our latest import contained specimens that looked very different from their conspecifics. They have a strong golden-bronze coloration of the neck and an overall […]

  • Corydoras geoffroy

    27. July 2018

    For a very long time this species of Corydoras – the type species of the entire genus! – was a myth. Until now it is a top-rarity among the corys. So we are extremely glad that our proofed breeder for special cases, Kurt Jülich, was successful in breeding with wild collected specimens. We can offer […]

  • Corydoras sp. aff. sychri Longnose C53

    18. June 2018

    From the Rio Nanay in Peru originates a species-flock of very similar looking corys. They are distinguished externally basically by the shape of the head and the snout. All of them are very beautiful and suited very well for the aquarium. All have an impressive dark mask over the eye and clear fins. The body […]