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Corydoras pulcher Isbrücker & Nijssen, 1973

Image contributors to this species:

Adrian Payne (1) Allan James (4) Yann Fulliquet (2) Mark Goh (1) Daniel Konn-Vetterlein (1)

ScotCat Sources:

Etymology = Genus Etymology = species

Other Sources:

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Relevant Information:

Similar in colour pattern to CW028 from the same location in Peru but has two central body stripes, compared to C. pulcher which has the one. Aquarium care: This is akin to most of this genus, very peaceful, and would be best housed with small to medium tank mates such as Tetras, Rasboras and Danios or in a species tank for breeding purposes. Diet: A good quality flake food and tablet food for adults with sporadic feedings of frozen or live food will keep your Corydoras in good health.

Common Name:

Pretty Corydoras






South America: Brazil; Purus River basin, middle Amazon system.. Type locality: Brazil, Est. Amazonas, Rio Purus, north of Lábrea (7º20'S, 64º46'W), Rio Amazonas system.


5.5cm (2¼ins)


23-26°C (73-79°F)


6.0 -7.2.


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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