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Corydoras guianensis Nijssen, 1970

Image contributors to this species:

Fabien Naneix (3) Tobias Koch (4) Karsten Schönherr (1) Flair Wang (1)

ScotCat Sources:

Etymology = Genus Etymology = Species

Other Sources:

 Fishbase  Google Search  All Catfish Species Inventory

Relevant Information:

Body is covered with small spots and depending on the catchment area they can be vivid or pale. The upper part of the head is brown. Similar species are C. polystictus and C. sanchesi. 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: Coastal rivers of Suriname and French Guiana. Type Locality: creek at right bank of Nickerie River, 12km of Stondansi Falls, Suriname.


Male: 4.5cm (1¾ins) Female: 5cm (2ins)


22-26°C (71-79°F)


6.0 -7.5.


Seuss, Werner; Corydoras, the most popular armoured catfishes of South America.  Dähne Verlag p102
Mol, H.A. Jan, The Freshwater Fishes of Suriname. BRILL, Leiden Boston, 2012. 889 p.



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