The magnificent Corydoras robustus belongs to the biggest species of its genus. Up to 95 mm standard length (i.e. without caudal fin) have already been measured in females of this species. Females become somewhat bigger than the males. Both sexes develop long dorsal fin rays, what looks very nice. For more pictures of adult animals see https://www.aquariumglaser.de/fischarchiv/corydoras_robustus_en/
This catfish comes from Brazil, where it is found in the drainage of the Rio Purus. As far as we know, there have been no reports on a successful breeding in aquaria so far. Therefore, we are especially pleased to be able to offer bred specimens of the wonderful catfish now. In comparison to the adult animals the body spots of the young are still clearly larger. They are very lively, social animals.
For our customers: the fish have code 244093 on our stocklist. Please note that we only supply wholesalers.
Text & photos: Frank Schäfer