We get the rare long nosed Corydoras sp. C124 occasionally under the names C. cortesi (that is another species from Colombia) or Corydoras “Huangana” (so one calls the wild pigs of the species white-lipped peccary) from Peru. C124 has a very variably pattern, each individual can be recognized by his special pattern. But this time the shipment contained something very special: an almost completely white specimen! It is not an albino; in the close-up you can see that black pigment cells (melanophores) are present, furthermore the pupil is black. It is simply a whim of nature. The whiting recognizes normally colored C124 as conspecifics and seeks their company, especially if he is worried.
For our customers: the animals have code 225215 on our stocklist. Please note that we only supply wholesalers.
Text & photos: Frank Schäfer