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Corydoras loretoensis Nijssen & Isbrücker, 1986

Image contributors to this species:

Ian Fuller (2) Johnny Jensen's Photographic Library (3) Allan James (4)

ScotCat Sources:

Factsheet Etymology = Genus Etymology = species

Other Sources:

Fishbase  Google Search  All Catfish Species Inventory


Relevant Information:

Similar to C. armatus, but this species is higher bodied. There is also a variety with an eye mask which may be the juvenile pattern of C. loretoensis, with this trait disappearing as they grow into adulthood. 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: Peru, Loreto Province, Rio Nanay. Type locality: Xeberos and Huallaga, Peru.


4.5cm (1¾ins) Male; 5.0cm (2ins) Female.


23-26°C (73-79°F)


6.0 -7.2.


Fuller, Ian A.M. & Evers, Hans-Georg: Identifying Corydoradinae Catfish. 2005. 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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