In contrast to the typical variety of C. polystictus, which originates from the upper Rio Paraguay (state of Mato Grosso, Brazil), the Pantanal-variety has much smaller and more numerous spots. Aquarists specialized in Corydoras thus think it is possible that the Pantanal population represents a seperate species. However, even among the Pantanal corys a variation regarding the pattern is observable.
As in C. polystictus from Mato Grosso the Pantanal corys grow to a maximum size of 4-5 cm. Due to its very high body this beautiful cory looks quite unusual. Keeping and breeding is not very difficult.
For our customers: the fish has code 241002 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. polystictus: ancient Greek, means “with many spots”.
Suggestion of a common name: Savannah cory
Text & Photos: Frank Schäfer
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|Herkunft||Brasilien / Brazil|
|Verfügbare Größe in cm||4-5|