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Corydoras armatus (Günther, 1868)

Image contributors to this species:

Ian Fuller (1) Johnny Jensen's Photographic Library (2)

ScotCat Sources:

Etymology = Genus Etymology = species

Other Sources:

Fishbase  Google Search  All Catfish Species Inventory

Relevant Information:

There seems to be two forms of this species, the other going under the trade name of Corydoras 'Dorsalis' which comes from the Rio Abunã, Brazil and has been given the Corydoras World number of CW086. C. armatus is not very common in the hobby. Aquarium Care: This is akin to most of this genus, very peaceful, and would be best housed with small to medium sized tankmates such as Tetras, Rasboras and Danios or in a species tank for breeding purposes. Best to purchase 6 individuals or more as they will be happier in a group. Diet: Readily accepts a mixed and varied diet which includes granular foods, tablet food, frozen bloodworm and good quality flake to name but a few.

Common Name:



Callichthys armatus




South America: Peru; Rio Huallaga. Bolivia: Border region with Brazil. Type locality: Xeberos and Huallaga, Peru.


6.0cm (2ins) Male: 6.5cm (2¼ins) Female.


23-26°C (73-79°F)




Fuller, I.A.M. & Evers, H-G: 2005 Identifying Corydoradinae Catfish 384p



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