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Corydoras delphax Nijssen & Isbrücker, 1983

Image contributors to this species:

Ian Fuller (1) Harry Shields (1) Chris Ralph (1) Danny Blundell (3) Allan James (1) gforcefx (1)

ScotCat Sources:

Etymology = Genus Etymology = species

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Relevant Information:

This species is very variable in colouration and markings and can be confused with C. ambiacus and C. agassizii but has smaller spots on the body and the first soft dorsal ray is black. Similar also to C. ephippifer but this species has a clear (hyaline) caudal fin. 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: Colombia; Inírida River and upper Orinoco River basin. Type locality: Guainía, Río Inírida system, Caño Bacón, Pueblo Bretania (3º43'N, 67º59'W), Colombia.


6.5cm (2½ins) Male. 7.0cm (2¾ins) Female.


23-26°C (73-79°F)




Fuller, I.A.M. & Evers, H-G: 2005 Identifying Corydoradinae Catfish 384 p.
Ferraris, C.J. Jr., 2007. Checklist of catfishes, recent and fossil (Osteichthyes: Siluriformes), and catalogue of siluriform primary types. Zootaxa 1418:1-628.



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