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Corydoras schwartzi Rössel, 1963

Image contributors to this species:

Johnny Jensen's  Photographic Library (3) Helen Burns (1) Jonas Hansel (1) Vedran Cuncic (2) Joost Schuitemaker (2)

ScotCat Sources:

Etymology = Genus Etymology = species

Other Sources:

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Relevant Information:

Adult males have an extended first dorsal fin ray. Similar to C. parallelus but this species has an orange blotch in the predorsal region and the first ray of the dorsal is black whereas C. schwartzi has a transparent or greyish first dorsal fin ray followed by a black zone. 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: Brazil; Purus River basin, middle Amazon system. Type locality: Brasilien, Mündungsgebiet des Rio Purus.


6.0cm (2½ins)


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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