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Corydoras cf. sanchesi

Image contributors to this species:

Ian Fuller (1)

ScotCat Sources:

Factsheet Article Etymology = Genus Etymology = species

Other Sources:

Fishbase  Google Search  All Catfish Species Inventory

Relevant Information:

The true Corydoras sanchesi comes from Surinam but this look-a-like species may come from Brazil. The one unusual feature of this Corydoras is that the males have an extended top caudal lobe, which you can just see on the male in the image. This is a feature, as far as I know, that is quite unique to the Corydoras genus and this alone should make it an interesting species to keep. Corydoras breeder and webmaster of www.corydorasworld.com, Ian Fuller, has bred this species and has notified me that this feature appears on the males on about the 10 week period, so if buying young fish you could very well get your pair, but even better, 2 males and one female. 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:







South America: possibly Brazil


4.5cm (1¾ins)


22-25°C (71-77°F)


6.0 -7.2.


ScotCat Factsheet no. 20. Feb. 1998.



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