Corydoras cf. bicolor

23. May 2011

This beautiful new Cory reached us from Brazil. The black- and-white pattern looks like in C. brevirostris whereas the bright orange-yellow mark on the back (right in front of the dorsal fin) looks like in the very similar species C. bicolor. However, both species do not appear in Brazil as far as it is known. Thus it is quite possible that our fish represents a new species.

May that be as it is: in any case the new Cory is a real eyecatcher. The best aquaria for fish of that type contain fine white sand as bottom and deep brown water from humin acids (peat filtration etc.). In tanks like these it is a fantastic look to see brightly shining triangles dance through the water as if they were moved by the hands of a ghost.

For our customers: the fish have code 224084 on our stocklist. Please note that we exclusively supply the wholesale trade.

Lexicon: Corydoras: from ancient greek, means „with helmet and spear“. This refers to the strong armor and fin spines. bicolor: Latin, means “two-coloured”. brevirostris: Latin, means “with a short snout”.

Suggestion of a common name: Shooting Star Corydoras

Text & photos: Frank Schäfer