There are three beautiful, very closely related, small (4-5 cm) armored catfish species on the Guyana Shield in South America, which look so similar to each other that they have already been seen as synonymous with each other in the past: Corydoras bondi, C. coppenamensis and C. sipaliwini. However, most lovers of Corydoras share the current view of the scientists working on them that these are three good, valid species. Nevertheless, their determination is a tricky matter.
Fortunately, the determination of the Corydoras sipaliwini, which we currently have as a top rarity in stock, was easy for us, because they are offspring of the world-famous catfish specialist Ingo Seidel and if he does not know the name of his fish, who does? Originally the species comes from Surinam, where it was first collected in the Sipaliwini River.
For our customers: the animals have code 245832 on our stocklist. Please note that we only supply the wholesale trade.
Text & photos: Frank Schäfer