The armored catfishes of the closer relationship around Corydoras elegans belong to the most interesting species of this huge genus. They do not live as strongly bottom-bound as most other armored catfishes and are very nicely colored. Males and females differ relatively clearly in coloration. However, it is not easy to provide a color description of these extremely variable colored animals because coloration changes with sexual activity. Animals ready to spawn are the most colorful and contrasting in coloration, the males also more intense than the females. Outside the spawning period the color intensity decreases.
We have already introduced you to this species from Peru: https://www.aquariumglaser.de/en/fish-archives/corydoras-elegans-peru-4/
Currently, we have these as well as very beautiful representatives of a Brazilian variant (the pictures of this post) in stock.
For our customers: the fish have code 229005 on our stockiest. Please note that we exclusively supply the wholesale trade.
Text & photos: Frank Schäfer