Corydoras reticulatus

6. May 2024

We are once again able to offer fully grown Corydoras reticulatus from Peru. C. reticulatus can be easily distinguished from the similar species Corydoras sodalis (see: by the deep black spot on the dorsal fin.

The maximum length of C. reticulatus is around 6-7 cm in total, including the caudal fin. The species makes no special demands on care. Medium water values, temperatures in the range of 22-26°C and a sandy bottom, company of conspecifics: these are the key data for successful care. A special feature of this species are the extremely pointed fin spines of the dorsal and pectoral fins, which make it very easy for them to get tangled in the net. The risk is reduced (but by no means eliminated) if the nets used are as fine-meshed as possible. However, it is better to catch these animals with a large cup.

For our customers: the animals have code 243506 on our stock list. Please note that we only supply the wholesale trade.

Text & photos: Frank Schäfer