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Corydoras solox Nijssen & Isbrücker, 1983

Image contributors to this species:

Ian Fuller (1) Adrian Payne (1) Johnny Jensen's Photographic Library (1) Karsten Schönherr (3)

ScotCat Sources:

Etymology = Genus Etymology = species

Other Sources:

Fishbase  Google Search  All Catfish Species Inventory

Relevant Information:

Occurs in creeks with sandy to sandy-muddy substrate, medium or little sun, 0.5 to 2 m depth. Rarely caught. The mature male's pectoral spine is uniformly very thick along its whole length and is provided with fine needles which alludes to the latin meaning of the species name. Sympatric with C. amapaensis which is usually the species that is found in the hobby instead of C. solox. 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.

Common Name:







South America: Brazil/French Guiana; Oyapock River basin and smaller coastal drainages. Type locality: bassin du Rio Oiapoque, 60 km S du village Martinique (03º51'N, 51º53'O), Terr. Amapa, Brazil.


7.0cm (2¾ins)


23-26°C (73-79°F)


6.0 -7.5.


Froese, R. and D. Pauly. Editors. 2009.FishBase. World Wide Web electronic publication. www.fishbase.org, version (07/2010).
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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