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Corydoras semiaquilus Weitzman, 1964

Image contributors to this species:

Danny Blundell (1) Allan James (1) Peru Aquarium Group (4) Mark Goh (1) Dennis Barrett (1)

ScotCat Sources:

Etymology = Genus Etymology = species

Other Sources:

Fishbase  Google Search  All Catfish Species Inventory

Relevant Information:

This species can be very variable in its body markings. Sympatric with C. fowleri. Aquarium Care: As this is one of the longer snouted species it will be well suited to most community tanks. A well planted tank with a soft substrate such as sand so they can bury their snouts while searching out food. 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. Remarks: The last thumbnail image shows a specimen on a black substrate hence the colour difference, so this may also be C. semiaquilus, but this has not been confirmed.

Common Name:

Corydoras "Kiko", Corydoras "Dida", Corydoras sp. 'Peru black'






South America: Brazil; In Igarapé Preto, a tributary of the Rio Solimoes (Rio Amazonas River system). Peru ; tributaries of the Rio Ucayali, near Genero Herrera


7.0cm (2¾ins)


23-26°C (73-79°F)


6.0 -7.2.


Seus, Werner: Corydoras, The most Popular armoured catfishes of South America



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