Corydoras sp. Neon Goldstripe, CW 10

11. August 2010

There are many attractive and desirable species of Corydoras, but one would hardly describe many of the about 300 species known so far as colourful. One of the very few really colourful Corydoras is the scientifically still undescribed species Corydoras sp. Neon Goldstripe, that we were able to import again in larger numbers now from Peru. The fish is known in the trade also as “Peru-Goldstripe” or under the code CW 10.

The splendid fish reach a length of about 6 cm. They are absolutely peaceful schooling fish which can be kept even by beginners. However, the fantastic shining stripe over the back looks best in so-called black water. Successful breeding has been reported quite often, but the species is not very productive. The eggs are moreover quite small.

For our customers: the fish have code 221073 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.

Text & photos: Frank Schäfer