The COMPLETE List of All 163 Corydoras Species!

corydoras species

If you didn’t know, corydoras is a type of catfish that lives in freshwater! There are at least 163 corydoras species that have been discovered, but who knows…

There might be many more species of corydoras undiscovered on this planet!

In this corydoras guide, I’ll be covering all of the stats of each discovered species. I’ll go over:

  • Name of specie
  • The year it was discovered
  • The person who discovered them
  • Their maximum size
  • The temperature they can live in
  • Their pH level
  • Their water hardness level
  • The origin of their name

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Corydoras Acrensis (Acre Corydoras)

corydoras species

  • Year Discovered – 1972
  • Size – 55 mm
  • Livable Temperature – 69.8 – 75.2°F
  • pH Level – 6.0 – 8.0
  • Water Hardness Level – 36 – 215 ppm
  • Origin of Name – Acrensis is named after the state of Brazil where it was founded.

Corydoras Acutus (Blacktop Corydoras)

corydoras species

  • Year Discovered – 1872
  • Size – 65 – 70 mm
  • Livable Temperature – 77 – 82.4°F
  • pH Level – 6.0 – 8.0
  • Water Hardness Level – 36 – 215 ppm
  • Origin of Name – This corydoras is called acutus meaning sharpened in Latin due to its snout.

Corydoras Adolfoi (Adolf’s Catfish)

corydoras species

  • Year Discovered – 1982
  • Size – 60 mm
  • Livable Temperature – 69 – 78.8°F
  • pH Level – 5.6 – 7.00
  • Water Hardness Level – 18 – 90 ppm
  • Origin of Name – The name Adolfoi originated from Adolfo Schwartz, a fish enthusiast.

Corydoras Aeneus (Bronze Corydoras)

Corydoras Aeneus

  • Year Discovered – 1858
  • Size – 75 mm
  • Livable Temperature – 69.8 – 80.6°F
  • pH Level – 6.5 – 7.5
  • Water Hardness Level – 36 – 268 ppm
  • Origin of Name – Aeneus is a Latin word meaning ‘bronze.’

Corydoras Agassizii

Corydoras Agassizii

  • Year Discovered – 1876
  • Size – 70 mm
  • Livable Temperature – 71.6 – 78.8°F
  • pH Level – 6.0 – 8.0
  • Water Hardness Level – 36 – 215 ppm
  • Origin of Name – The name originated from Dr. J. Louis Agassiz.

Corydoras Albolineatus

Corydoras Albolineatus

  • Year Discovered – 2004
  • Size – 50 mm
  • Livable Temperature – 71.6 – 89.6°F
  • pH Level – 6.0 – 7.5
  • Water Hardness Level – 0 – 179 ppm
  • Origin of Name – Combination of two Latin words: Albus for white, linea for a line. This fish has white stripes on each side.

Corydoras Amandajanea

Corydoras Amandajanea

  • Year Discovered – 1995
  • Size – 65 mm
  • Livable Temperature – 74 – 81°F
  • pH Level – 6.0 – 8.0
  • Water Hardness Level – 36 – 215 ppm
  • Origin of Name – The name originated from Amanda Jane Sands.

Corydoras Amapaensis (Amapa Corydoras)

Corydoras Amapaensis

  • Year Discovered – 1972
  • Size – 70 mm
  • Livable Temperature – 73.4 – 82.4°F
  • pH Level – 6.5 – 7
  • Water Hardness Level – ???
  • Origin of Name – The name came from the state of Brazil (Amapa) where the specie was discovered.

Corydoras Ambiacus (Spotted Corydoras)

Corydoras Ambiacus

  • Year Discovered – 1872
  • Size – 60 – 65 mm
  • Livable Temperature – 70 – 81°F
  • pH Level – 6.0 – 8.0
  • Water Hardness Level – 36 – 215 ppm
  • Origin of Name – Named where the specie lives, the Ampiyacu River.

Corydoras Amphibelus

Corydoras Amphibelus

  • Year Discovered – 1872
  • Size – Record shows 27.4 mm, still not much data at the moment.
  • Livable Temperature – 71.6 – 78.8°F
  • pH Level – 6.0 – 8.0
  • Water Hardness Level – ???
  • Origin of Name –  ???

Corydoras Apiaka

Corydoras Apiaka

  • Year Discovered – 2014
  • Size – 39 mm
  • Livable Temperature – ??? °F
  • pH Level – ???
  • Water Hardness Level – ???
  • Origin of Name – Named after the Apiaka tribe, which is known for tattoos, cannibalism, and bravery.

Corydoras Approuaguensis

Corydoras Approuaguensis

  • Year Discovered – 1983
  • Size – 70 mm
  • Livable Temperature – 71.6 – 78.8°F
  • pH Level – 6.0 – 8.0
  • Water Hardness Level – 2 – 25 dH
  • Origin of Name – Named after the Approuague River, the location where this fish was discovered.

Corydoras Araguaiaensis

Corydoras Araguaiaensis

  • Year Discovered – 1990
  • Size – 60 mm
  • Livable Temperature – 77 – 84.2°F
  • pH Level – 6.0 – 8.0
  • Water Hardness Level – 2 – 25 dH
  • Origin of Name – Named after Rio Araguaia which is located in Brazil, where this fish was discovered.

Corydoras Arcuatus (Skunk Corydoras)

Corydoras Arcuatus

  • Year Discovered – 1938
  • Size – 70 mm
  • Livable Temperature – 68 – 83°F
  • pH Level – 5.0 – 7.5
  • Water Hardness Level – 36 – 215 ppm
  • Origin of Name – The name is a Latin term meaning bent/curved. This describes the stripe above the fish.

Corydoras Areio

Corydoras Areio

  • Year Discovered – 2000
  • Size – 50 – 70 mm
  • Livable Temperature – ??? °F
  • pH Level – ???
  • Water Hardness Level – ???
  • Origin of Name – ???

This corydoras was recently discovered, which means there isn’t much data recorded.


Corydoras Armatus

Corydoras Armatus

  • Year Discovered – 1868
  • Size – 60 mm
  • Livable Temperature – 71.6 – 78.8°F
  • pH Level – 6.0 – 8.0 
  • Water Hardness Level – 36 – 215 ppm
  • Origin of Name – The name is a Latin word meaning ‘armor.’ This describes the corydoras’ fins and bony plates that are on its body.

Corydoras Atropersonatus

Corydoras Atropersonatus

  • Year Discovered – 1970
  • Size – 50 mm
  • Livable Temperature – 69.8 – 75.2°F
  • pH Level – 5.6 – 7.0
  • Water Hardness Level – 2 – 25 dH
  • Origin of Name – The name came from Latin words ‘ater’ meaning black and ‘personatus’ meaning masked.

Corydoras Aurofrenatus

Corydoras Aurofrenatus

  • Year Discovered – 1903
  • Size – 55 mm
  • Livable Temperature – 71.6 – 78.8°F
  • pH Level – 6.0 – 8.0
  • Water Hardness Level – 2 – 25 dH
  • Origin of Name – The name came from the words ‘aureaus’ meaning gold and ‘frons’ meaning forehead.

Corydoras Axelrodi (Pink Corydoras)

Corydoras Axelrodi

  • Year Discovered – 1962
  • Size – 50 mm
  • Livable Temperature – 71.6 – 78.8°F
  • pH Level – 6.0 – 8.0
  • Water Hardness Level – 2 – 25 pH
  • Origin of Name – Named after Dr. Hernert Axelrod.

Corydoras Baderi

corydoras species

  • Year Discovered – 1969
  • Size – 50 mm
  • Livable Temperature – 71.6 – 78.8°F
  • pH Level – 6.0 – 8.0
  • Water Hardness Level – 2 – 25 pH
  • Origin of Name – Named after Herbert Bader.

Corydoras Bicolor

corydoras species

  • Year Discovered – 1967
  • Size – 45 mm
  • Livable Temperature – 71.6 – 78.8°F
  • pH Level – 4.6 – 7.4
  • Water Hardness Level – 2 -25 dH
  • Origin of Name – ???

Corydoras Bifasciatus (Twostripe Corydoras)

corydoras species

  • Year Discovered – 1972
  • Size – 60 mm
  • Livable Temperature – 71.6 – 78.8°F
  • pH Level – 6.0 – 8.0 
  • Water Hardness Level – 2 – 25 dH
  • Origin of Name – The name came from combined words ‘bi’ which means two, and ‘fasciatus’ for line/stripe.

Corydoras Bilineatus

corydoras species

  • Year Discovered – 2002
  • Size – 55 mm
  • Livable Temperature – ??? °F
  • pH Level – ???
  • Water Hardness Level – ???
  • Origin of Name – The first part of the name is ‘bi’ meaning two and ‘lineatus’ meaning line.

The corydoras bilineatus doesn’t have much data at the moment.


Corydoras Blochi (Spotback Corydoras)

corydoras species

  • Year Discovered – 1971
  • Size – 60 mm
  • Livable Temperature – 71.6 – 78.8°F
  • pH Level – 6.0 – 8.0
  • Water Hardness Level – 2 – 25 dH
  • Origin of Name – This fish was named after Marcus E. Bloch.

Corydoras Boehlkei

corydoras species

  • Year Discovered – 1982
  • Size – 26 mm
  • Livable Temperature – 71.6 – 78.8°F
  • pH Level – 6.0 – 8.0
  • Water Hardness Level – 2 – 25 dH
  • Origin of Name – ???

Corydoras Boesemani

corydoras species

  • Year Discovered – 1967
  • Size – 45 mm
  • Livable Temperature – 71.6 – 77°F
  • pH Level – 6.0 – 7.5
  • Water Hardness Level – 2 – 25 dH
  • Origin of Name – Named after Marcus Boesman.

Corydoras Bondi (Blackstripe Corydoras)

corydoras species

  • Year Discovered – 1940
  • Size – 45 – 50 mm
  • Livable Temperature – 68 – 75.2°F
  • pH Level – 6.0 – 7.5
  • Water Hardness Level – 36 – 215 ppm
  • Origin of Name – Named after Franklyn F. Bond.

Corydoras Breei

corydoras species

  • Year Discovered – 1992
  • Size – 45 mm
  • Livable Temperature – 71.6 – 78.8°F
  • pH Level – 6.0 – 8.0
  • Water Hardness Level – 2 – 25 dH
  • Origin of Name – Named after Peter J.H. Van Bree.

Corydoras Brevirostris

corydoras species

  • Year Discovered – 1947
  • Size – 60 mm
  • Livable Temperature – 68 – 75.2°F
  • pH Level – 6.0 – 7.8
  • Water Hardness Level – 25 dH
  • Origin of Name – The name is a combination of two terms. ‘Brevis’ for short and ‘rostrum’ meaning snout.

Corydoras Britskii (Britski’s Catfish)

corydoras species

  • Year Discovered – 1983
  • Size – 90 mm
  • Livable Temperature – 68 – 75.2°F
  • pH Level – 6.0 – 7.0
  • Water Hardness Level – ???
  • Origin of Name – This type of corydoras is named after Heraldo A. Britski, an ichthyologist from Brazil.

Corydoras Burgessi

corydoras species

  • Year Discovered – 1987
  • Size – 55 mm
  • Livable Temperature – 73.4 – 78.8°F
  • pH Level – 5.6 – 7.0
  • Water Hardness Level – 2 – 25 dH
  • Origin of Name – Named after Warren Burgess.

Corydoras Carlae

corydoras species

  • Year Discovered – 1983
  • Size – 50 mm
  • Livable Temperature – 71.6 – 78.8°F
  • pH Level – 6.0 – 8.0
  • Water Hardness Level – 2 – 25 dH
  • Origin of Name – Named after Carla Lindenaar-Sparrius.

Corydoras Caudimaculatus (Tailspot Corydoras)

corydoras species

  • Year Discovered – 1961
  • Size – 50 mm
  • Livable Temperature – 71.6 – 78.8°F
  • pH Level – 6.0 – 8.0
  • Water Hardness Level – 2 – 25 dH
  • Origin of Name – The name comes from two words. ‘Caudus’ meaning tail and ‘maculatus’ meaning spots or stains.

Corydoras Cervinus

corydoras species

  • Year Discovered – 1962
  • Size – 50 mm
  • Livable Temperature – 69.8 – 75.2°F
  • pH Level – 6.0 – 8.0
  • Water Hardness Level – 2 – 25 dH
  • Origin of Name – The meaning for ‘cervinus’ is deer because of the way these corydoras look.

Corydoras Cochui (Barredtail Corydoras)

corydoras species

  • Year Discovered – 1954
  • Size – 35 mm
  • Livable Temperature – 73.4 – 78.8°F
  • pH Level – 6.0 – 7.2
  • Water Hardness Level – 2 – 25 dH
  • Origin of Name – This specie was named after Fred Cochu.

Corydoras Concolor

Corydoras Concolor

  • Year Discovered – 1961
  • Size – 60 mm
  • Livable Temperature – 73.4 – 78.8°F
  • pH Level – 6.4 – 7.0
  • Water Hardness Level – 2 – 25 dH
  • Origin of Name – The name comes from a Latin word, ‘concolor’, which means colored uniformly.

Corydoras Condiscipulus

Corydoras Condiscipulus

  • Year Discovered – 1980
  • Size – 65 mm
  • Livable Temperature – 68 – 77°F
  • pH Level – 6.0 – 8.0
  • Water Hardness Level – 2 – 25 dH
  • Origin of Name – The word ‘condisciplus,’ meaning schoolmate relating to its cohabitants.

Corydoras Copei

Corydoras Copei

  • Year Discovered – 1986
  • Size – 50 mm
  • Livable Temperature – 71.6 – 77°F
  • pH Level – 6.0 – 8.0
  • Water Hardness Level – 2 – 25 dH
  • Origin of Name – Named after Edward Drinker Cope.

Corydoras Coppenamensis

Corydoras Coppenamensis

  • Year Discovered – 1970
  • Size – 50 mm
  • Livable Temperature – 71.6 – 78.8°F
  • pH Level – 6.0 – 8.0
  • Water Hardness Level – 2 – 25 dH
  • Origin of Name – Named after the Coppename River.

Corydoras Coriatae

Corydoras coriatae

  • Year Discovered – 1997
  • Size – 65 mm
  • Livable Temperature – 71.6 – 78.8°F
  • pH Level – 6.0 – 8.0
  • Water Hardness Level – 2 – 25 dH
  • Origin of Name – ???

Corydoras Crimmeni

Corydoras Crimmeni

  • Year Discovered – 1997
  • Size – 55 mm
  • Livable Temperature – ??? °F
  • pH Level – ???
  • Water Hardness Level – ???
  • Origin of Name – Named after Oliver Crimmen.

There isn’t much data on the corydoras crimmeni at the moment.


Corydoras Cruziensis

Corydoras Cruziensis

  • Year Discovered – 2002
  • Size – 50 mm
  • Livable Temperature – 72.5 – 77.9°F
  • pH Level – 6.0 – 7.2
  • Water Hardness Level – ???
  • Origin of Name – The name came from a Bolivian department in Santa Cruz.

Corydoras Crypticus

Corydoras Crypticus

  • Year Discovered – 1995
  • Size – 65 mm
  • Livable Temperature – 71.6 – 77°F
  • pH Level – 6.0 – 8.0
  • Water Hardness Level – 2 – 25 dH
  • Origin of Name – The name came from the term ‘cryptic’ meaning that they’re hard to observe. (Zoology)

Corydoras Davidsandsi

Corydoras Davidsandsi

  • Year Discovered – 1987
  • Size – 60 mm
  • Livable Temperature – 68 – 77°F
  • pH Level – 6.2 – 7.2
  • Water Hardness Level – 18 – 90 ppm
  • Origin of Name – Named after David Sands, an aquarist.

Corydoras Delphax (False Blochi Catfish)

Corydoras Delphax

  • Year Discovered – 1983
  • Size – 55 – 60 mm
  • Livable Temperature – 72 – 81°F
  • pH Level – 5.5 – 7.5
  • Water Hardness Level – 36 – 215 ppm
  • Origin of Name – Dephax is an Ancient Greek term meaning ‘piglet.’

Corydoras Difluviatilis

Corydoras Difluviatilis

  • Year Discovered – 2002
  • Size – 50 mm
  • Livable Temperature – ??? °F
  • pH Level – ???
  • Water Hardness Level – ???
  • Origin of Name – The name of this corydoras means two rivers.

Corydoras Diphyes

Corydoras Diphyses

  • Year Discovered – 2003
  • Size – 50 mm
  • Livable Temperature – 64.4 – 71.6°F
  • pH Level – 6.0 – 7.0
  • Water Hardness Level – ???
  • Origin of Name – Diphyes is a Greek word, which stands for two nature. This is due to the patterns of this type of corydoras.

Corydoras Duplicareus

Corydoras Duplicareus

  • Year Discovered – 1995
  • Size – 40 – 50 mm
  • Livable Temperature – 68 – 79°F
  • pH Level – 4.0 – 7.0
  • Water Hardness Level – 18 – 90 ppm
  • Origin of Name – This name of this fish is a Latin term meaning to multiply or double.

Corydoras Ehrhardti

Corydoras Ehrhardti

  • Year Discovered – 1910
  • Size – 40 – 50 mm
  • Livable Temperature – 65 – 74°F
  • pH Level – 6.5 – 7.5
  • Water Hardness Level – 90 – 268 ppm
  • Origin of Name – Named after Mr. W. Ehrhardt.

Corydoras Elegans (Elegant Corydoras)

Corydoras Elegans

  • Year Discovered – 1876
  • Size – 45 – 55 mm
  • Livable Temperature – 68 – 79°F
  • pH Level – 6.0 – 7.5
  • Water Hardness Level – 18 – 268 ppm
  • Origin of Name – Named after Latin word meaning handsome.

Corydoras Ellisae

Corydoras Ellisae

  • Year Discovered – 1940
  • Size – 65 mm
  • Livable Temperature – 68 – 78.8°F
  • pH Level – 6.0 – 8.0
  • Water Hardness Level – 2 – 25 dH
  • Origin of Name – Named after M.D. Ellis.

Corydoras Ephippifer (Saddle Corydoras)

Corydoras Ephippifer

  • Year Discovered – 1972
  • Size – 55 – 60 mm
  • Livable Temperature – 68 – 77°F
  • pH Level – 6.0 – 7.5
  • Water Hardness Level – 36 – 268 ppm
  • Origin of Name – The name is mixed with a Latin word, which stands for ‘saddlecloth.’ 

Corydoras Eques

  • Year Discovered – 1876
  • Size – 55 mm
  • Livable Temperature – 72.5 – 78.8°F
  • pH Level – 6.0 – 8.0
  • Water Hardness Level – 2 – 16 dH
  • Origin of Name – Eques is a Latin word meaning horseman.

Corydoras Esperanzae

Corydoras Esperanzae

  • Year Discovered – 1987
  • Size – 51 mm
  • Livable Temperature – 71.6 – 78.8°F
  • pH Level – 6.0 – 8.0
  • Water Hardness Level – 2 – 25 dH
  • Origin of Name – ???

Corydoras Evelynae

Corydoras Evelynae

  • Year Discovered – 1963
  • Size – 60 mm
  • Livable Temperature – 71.6 – 78.8°F
  • pH Level – 6.0 – 8.0
  • Water Hardness Level – 2 – 25 dH
  • Origin of Name – Named after Evelyn Axelrod.

Corydoras Eversi

Corydoras Eversi

  • Year Discovered – 2016
  • Size – 55 mm
  • Livable Temperature – ??? °F
  • pH Level – ???
  • Water Hardness Level – ???
  • Origin of Name – ???

Not much data are available for the corydoras eversi.


Corydoras Filamentosus

Corydoras Filamentosus

  • Year Discovered – 1983
  • Size – 50 mm
  • Livable Temperature – 71.6 – 78.8°F
  • pH Level – 6.0 – 8.0
  • Water Hardness Level – 2 – 25 dH
  • Origin of Name – Because of its thread-like fin, it’s named ‘filamentosus’ meaning ‘provided with thread.’

Corydoras Flaveolus

Corydoras Flaveolus

  • Year Discovered – 1911
  • Size – 50 mm
  • Livable Temperature – 68 – 73.4°F
  • pH Level – 6.0 – 8.0
  • Water Hardness Level – 2 – 25 dH
  • Origin of Name – This corydoras is yellowish, which gives it the name ‘flaveolus.’ The term’s definition is yellow.

Corydoras Fowleri

Corydoras Fowleri

  • Year Discovered – 1950
  • Size – 60 – 70 mm
  • Livable Temperature – 68 – 83°F
  • pH Level – 5.0 – 7.5
  • Water Hardness Level – 36 – 215 ppm
  • Origin of Name – Named after Henry Weed Fowler, a zoologist.

Corydoras Garbei

Corydoras Garbei

  • Year Discovered – 1911
  • Size – 50 mm
  • Livable Temperature – 71.6 – 78.8°F
  • pH Level – 6.0 – 8.0
  • Water Hardness Level – 2 – 25 dH
  • Origin of Name – Named after Mr. E. Garbe.

Corydoras Geoffroy

Corydoras Geoffroy

  • Year Discovered – 1803
  • Size – 70 mm
  • Livable Temperature – 71.6 – 78.8°F
  • pH Level – 6.0 – 8.0
  • Water Hardness Level – 2 – 25 dH
  • Origin of Name – Named after Dr. Etienne Geoffroy.

Corydoras Geryi

Corydoras Geryi

  • Year Discovered – 1983
  • Size – 70 mm
  • Livable Temperature – 72.5 – 78.8°F
  • pH Level – 6.0 – 7.2
  • Water Hardness Level – 2 – 25 dH
  • Origin of Name – Named after Dr. Jaques R. Gery.

Corydoras Gladysae

Corydoras Gladysae

  • Year Discovered – 2010
  • Size – 35 mm
  • Livable Temperature – ??? °F
  • pH Level – 7.0 – 8.1
  • Water Hardness Level – ???
  • Origin of Name – This corydoras is named after Gladys Ana Maria Monasterio de Gonzo.

Corydoras Gomezi

Corydoras Gomezi

  • Year Discovered – 1986
  • Size – 50 – 60 mm
  • Livable Temperature – 68 – 79°F
  • pH Level – 6.0 – 7.5
  • Water Hardness Level – 36 – 215 ppm
  • Origin of Name – Named after Dr. Juan A. Gomez.

Corydoras Gossei (Palespotted Corydoras)

Corydoras Gossei

  • Year Discovered – 1972
  • Size – 50 – 55 mm
  • Livable Temperature – 76 – 83°F
  • pH Level – 5.5 – 7.5
  • Water Hardness Level – 36 – 179 ppm
  • Origin of Name – Named after Dr. J. P. Gosse.

Corydoras Gracilis

Corydoras Gracilis

  • Year Discovered – 1976
  • Size – 40 mm
  • Livable Temperature – 71.6 – 78.8°F
  • pH Level – 6.0 – 8.0
  • Water Hardness Level – 2 – 25 dH
  • Origin of Name – The name is due to the corydoras’ appearance. Gracilis is a term for slender.

Corydoras Griseus (Gray Corydoras)

Corydoras Griseus

  • Year Discovered – 1940
  • Size – 40 – 50 mm
  • Livable Temperature – 68 – 79°F
  • pH Level – 6.0 – 7.5
  • Water Hardness Level – 36 – 215 ppm
  • Origin of Name – ‘Griseus’ is a Latin term meaning gray. It describes this corydoras’ color pattern.

Corydoras Gryphus

Corydoras Gryphus

  • Year Discovered – 2014
  • Size – ???
  • Livable Temperature – ??? °F
  • pH Level – ???
  • Water Hardness Level – ???
  • Origin of Name – ???

There isn’t much data recorded for the corydoras gryphus.


Corydoras Guapore (Guapore Corydoras)

Corydoras Guapore

  • Year Discovered – 1961
  • Size – 40 – 50 mm
  • Livable Temperature – 72 – 83°F
  • pH Level – 5.0 – 7.0
  • Water Hardness Level – 36 – 215 ppm
  • Origin of Name – Named after a location in Brazil where the species live.

Corydoras Guianensis

Corydoras Guianensis

  • Year Discovered – 1970
  • Size – 50 mm
  • Livable Temperature – 71.6 – 78.8°F
  • pH Level – 6.0 – 8.0
  • Water Hardness Level – 2 – 25 dH
  • Origin of Name – Named after Guyana/Guiana, which is where these corydoras were discovered.

Corydoras Habrosus (Salt And Pepper Catfish)

Corydoras Habrosus

  • Year Discovered – 1960
  • Size – 30 – 35 mm
  • Livable Temperature – 68 – 79°F
  • pH Level – 5.5 – 7.5
  • Water Hardness Level – 36 – 189 ppm
  • Origin of Name – Habrosus is an Ancient Greek word that stands for delicate/grace.

Corydoras Haraldschultzi (Mosaic Corydoras)

Corydoras Haraldschultzi

  • Year Discovered – 1962
  • Size – 75 – 85 mm
  • Livable Temperature – 76 – 83°F
  • pH Level – 5.5 – 7.5
  • Water Hardness Level – 36 – 179 ppm
  • Origin of Name – This specie is named after Harald Schultz, a fish trader who was leading journeys.

Corydoras Hastatus (Dwarf Corydoras)

Corydoras Hastatus

  • Year Discovered – 1888
  • Size – 25 – 32 mm
  • Livable Temperature – 68 – 79°F
  • pH Level – 6.0 – 7.5
  • Water Hardness Level – 36 – 215 ppm
  • Origin of Name – The name of this specie is a Latin term meaning ‘spear.’ This is related to the appearance of this fish due to the arrow-like shape spot. 

Corydoras Heteromorphus

Corydoras Heteromorphus

  • Year Discovered – 1970
  • Size – 65 mm
  • Livable Temperature – 71.6 – 78.8°F
  • pH Level – 6.0 – 8.0
  • Water Hardness Level – 2 – 25 dH
  • Origin of Name – The name of this fish is a combination of ‘hetero’ and ‘morph.’ Together, it means different forms/shapes.

Corydoras Imitator

Corydoras Imitator

  • Year Discovered – 1983
  • Size – 55 – 65 mm
  • Livable Temperature – 68 – 79°F
  • pH Level – 4.0 – 7.0
  • Water Hardness Level – 18 – 90 ppm
  • Origin of Name – The name of the corydoras means ‘mimic.’

Corydoras Incolicana

Corydoras Incolicana

  • Year Discovered – 1993
  • Size – 70 – 80 mm
  • Livable Temperature – 68 – 79°F
  • pH Level – 4.0 – 7.0
  • Water Hardness Level – 18 – 90 ppm
  • Origin of Name – Named after a location in North Brazil.

Corydoras Isbrueckeri

Corydoras Isbrueckeri

  • Year Discovered – 2004
  • Size – 70 mm
  • Livable Temperature – ??? °F
  • pH Level – ???
  • Water Hardness Level – ???
  • Origin of Name – Named after Dr. Isaac Isbrucker.

Not much available data for the corydoras isbruekeri.


Corydoras Julii (Leopard Corydoras)

Corydoras Julii

  • Year Discovered – 1906
  • Size – 55 mm
  • Livable Temperature – 73.4 – 78.8°F
  • pH Level – 6.0 – 8.0
  • Water Hardness Level – 2 – 25 dH
  • Origin of Name – This corydoras is named after a person, but there isn’t much information available about this mystery man.

Corydoras Kanei

Corydoras Kanei

  • Year Discovered – 1998
  • Size – 55 mm
  • Livable Temperature – 70.7 – 77°F
  • pH Level – 6.5 – 7.4
  • Water Hardness Level – ???
  • Origin of Name – The fish was named to acknowledge Master Kane Grant.

Corydoras Knaacki

Corydoras Knaacki

  • Year Discovered – 2016
  • Size – 40 mm
  • Livable Temperature – ??? °F
  • pH Level – ???
  • Water Hardness Level – ???
  • Origin of Name – Named after Dr. Joachim Knaack, an aquarium enthusiast with over 6 decades of experience.

There isn’t much available info regarding the corydoras knaacki.


Corydoras Lacerdai

Corydoras Lacerdai

  • Year Discovered – 1995
  • Size – 55 mm
  • Livable Temperature – 68 – 77°F
  • pH Level – 6.0 – 8.0
  • Water Hardness Level – 2 – 25 dH
  • Origin of Name – Named after Marco T. Lacerda.

Corydoras Lacrimostigmata

Corydoras Lacrimostigmata

  • Year Discovered – 2014
  • Size – The biggest known specie is 34.3 mm
  • Livable Temperature – ??? °F
  • pH Level – ???
  • Water Hardness Level – ???
  • Origin of Name – The name is a combination of two Latin words meaning ‘tear marks’ due to the tear-like pattern on the fish.

Corydoras Lamberti

Corydoras Lamberti

  • Year Discovered – 1986
  • Size – 38 mm
  • Livable Temperature – 71.6 – 78.8°F
  • pH Level – 6.0 – 8.0
  • Water Hardness Level – 2 – 25 dH
  • Origin of Name – Named after Mr. Lambertus van Tuijl.

Corydoras Latus

Corydoras Latus

  • Year Discovered – 1924
  • Size – 52 mm
  • Livable Temperature – 71.6 – 78.8°F
  • pH Level – 6.0 – 8.0
  • Water Hardness Level – 2 – 25 dH
  • Origin of Name – The name of the fish describes it, which means wide/broad.

Corydoras Leopardus

Corydoras Leopardus

  • Year Discovered – 1933
  • Size – 75 mm
  • Livable Temperature – 68 – 77°F
  • pH Level – 6.0 – 8.0
  • Water Hardness Level – 2 – 25 dH
  • Origin of Name – The translation of the name is leopard because of the appearance.

Corydoras Leucomelas (False Spotted Catfish)

Corydoras Leucomelas

  • Year Discovered – 1942
  • Size – 45 – 55 mm
  • Livable Temperature – 77 – 79.7°F
  • pH Level – 5.6 – 7.0
  • Water Hardness Level
  • Origin of Name – The definition of the term stands for ‘white and black,’ which describes the appearance of the fish.

Corydoras Longipinnis

Corydoras Longipinnis

  • Year Discovered – 2007
  • Size – 61 mm
  • Livable Temperature – ??? °F
  • pH Level – ??? 
  • Water Hardness Level – ??? 
  • Origin of Name – The name of this fish stands for ‘long fins.’

Corydoras Loretoensis

Corydoras Loretoensis

  • Year Discovered – 1986
  • Size – 50 mm
  • Livable Temperature – 72 – 77°F
  • pH Level – 6.0 – 7.2
  • Water Hardness Level – 2 – 25 dH
  • Origin of Name – This fish was named after Loreto Province, a location in Peru where this specie was discovered.

Corydoras Loxozonus

Corydoras Loxozonus

  • Year Discovered – 1983
  • Size – 55 mm
  • Livable Temperature – 70 – 75°F
  • pH Level – 6.0 – 7.2
  • Water Hardness Level – 2 – 25 dH
  • Origin of Name – A combination of two words ‘loxos’ and ‘zona.’ Together, they mean a slanting belt, which is referring to the color on its body.

Corydoras Lymnades

Corydoras Lymnades

  • Year Discovered – 2013
  • Size – 30 mm
  • Livable Temperature – ??? °F
  • pH Level – ???
  • Water Hardness Level – ???
  • Origin of Name – Lymnades are known as tiny Goblin-related creatures in Ancient Greek.

There isn’t enough information about the corydoras lymnades at the moment.


Corydoras Maculifer (Dotted Corydoras)

Corydoras Maculifer

  • Year Discovered – 1971
  • Size – 55 mm
  • Livable Temperature – 77 – 80.6°F
  • pH Level – 6.0 – 8.0
  • Water Hardness Level – 2 – 25 dH
  • Origin of Name – This name is mixed with ‘macula’ and ‘ferre.’ This stands for many spots to bear, according to the appearance.

Corydoras Mamore

Corydoras Mamore

  • Year Discovered – 2002
  • Size – 50 mm
  • Livable Temperature – ??? °F
  • pH Level – ???
  • Water Hardness Level – ???
  • Origin of Name – The name originated from the name of the river this fish was discovered in. (Mamore River)

Corydoras Melanistius (Bluespotted Corydoras)

Corydoras Melanistius

  • Year Discovered – 1912
  • Size – 57 mm
  • Livable Temperature – 71.6 – 78.8°F
  • pH Level – 6.0 – 8.0
  • Water Hardness Level – 2 – 25 dH
  • Origin of Name – This name is a combination of two terms ‘melan’ and ‘histion.’ This describes the blackfin of the fish.

Corydoras Melanotaenia (Green Gold Catfish)

Corydoras Melanotaenia

  • Year Discovered – 1912
  • Size – 60 mm
  • Livable Temperature – 68 – 73.4°F
  • pH Level – 6.0 – 7.2
  • Water Hardness Level – 2 – 25 dH
  • Origin of Name – The name stands for the black ribbon because of the black stripes running down this corydoras’ body.

Corydoras Melini (Bandit Corydoras)

Corydoras Melini

  • Year Discovered – 1930
  • Size – 40 – 50 mm
  • Livable Temperature – 68 – 79°F
  • pH Level – 4.0 – 7.0
  • Water Hardness Level – 18 – 90 ppm
  • Origin of Name – Named after Douglas Melin, a Swedish herpetologist.

Corydoras Metae (Masked Corydoras)

Corydoras Metae

  • Year Discovered – 1914
  • Size – 40 – 50 mm
  • Livable Temperature – 68 – 79°F
  • pH Level – 6.0 – 7.5
  • Water Hardness Level – 90 – 215 ppm
  • Origin of Name – Named after a location in Colombia. (Rio Meta)

Corydoras Micracanthus

Corydoras Micracanthus

  • Year Discovered – 1912
  • Size – 50 mm
  • Livable Temperature – 71.6 – 78.8°F
  • pH Level – 6.0 – 8.0
  • Water Hardness Level – 2 – 25 dH
  • Origin of Name –  ???

Corydoras Microcephalus

Corydoras Microcephalus

  • Year Discovered – 1842
  • Size – 70 mm
  • Livable Temperature – 59 – 77°F
  • pH Level – 6.0 – 7.5
  • Water Hardness Level – ???
  • Origin of Name – The term ‘palea’ is Latin which means parts of metal foil.

Corydoras Multimaculatus

Corydoras Multimaculatus

  • Year Discovered – 1907
  • Size – 40 mm
  • Livable Temperature – 71.6 – 78.8°F
  • pH Level – 6.0 – 8.0
  • Water Hardness Level – 2 – 25 dH
  • Origin of Name – The name means ‘many spots’ which describes the specie.

Corydoras Nanus

Corydoras Nanus

  • Year Discovered – 1967
  • Size – 50 mm
  • Livable Temperature – 71.6 – 78.8°F
  • pH Level – 6.0 – 8.0
  • Water Hardness Level – 2 – 25 dH
  • Origin of Name – The definition of its name is dwarf due to its appearance.

Corydoras Napoensis

Corydoras Napoensis

  • Year Discovered – 1986
  • Size – 50 mm
  • Livable Temperature – 72 – 79°F
  • pH Level – 6.0 – 7.4
  • Water Hardness Level – 2 – 25 dH
  • Origin of Name – Named after a place in Ecuador where the specie was found.

Corydoras Narcissus

Corydoras Narcissus

  • Year Discovered – 1980
  • Size – 75 mm
  • Livable Temperature – 73.4 – 77°F
  • pH Level – 6.0 – 7.0
  • Water Hardness Level – 2 – 25 dH
  • Origin of Name – Named after Narkissos who is the son of a river god.

Corydoras Nattereri (Blue Corydoras)

Corydoras Nattereri

  • Year Discovered – 1876
  • Size – 65 mm
  • Livable Temperature – 68 – 73.4°F
  • pH Level – 6.0 – 8.0
  • Water Hardness Level – 2 – 25 dH
  • Origin of Name – Named after Johan Natterer.

Corydoras Negro

Corydoras Negro

  • Year Discovered – 2004
  • Size – 65 mm
  • Livable Temperature – °F
  • pH Level – ???
  • Water Hardness Level – ???
  • Origin of Name – The name came from Rio Negro where this corydoras was discovered.

Corydoras Nijsseni

Corydoras Nijsseni

  • Year Discovered – 1989
  • Size – 50 mm
  • Livable Temperature – 71.6 – 78.8°F
  • pH Level – ???
  • Water Hardness Level – ???
  • Origin of Name – Named after Dr. Han Nijssen.

Corydoras Noelkempffi

Corydoras Noelkempffi

  • Year Discovered – 2004
  • Size – 65 mm
  • Livable Temperature – °F
  • pH Level – ???
  • Water Hardness Level – ???
  • Origin of Name – Named after Noel Kempff Mercado, a person who once defended wildlife.

Corydoras Oiapoquensis

Corydoras Oiapoquensis

  • Year Discovered – 1972
  • Size – 55 mm
  • Livable Temperature – 73.4 – 82.4°F
  • pH Level – 6.0 – 8.0
  • Water Hardness Level – 2 – 25 dH
  • Origin of Name – Named after a river where this specie was discovered.

Corydoras Ornatus

Corydoras Ornatus

  • Year Discovered – 1976
  • Size – 70 mm
  • Livable Temperature – 73.4 – 78.8°F
  • pH Level – 6.0 – 8.0
  • Water Hardness Level – 2 – 25 dH
  • Origin of Name – The name of this fish means handsome, which describes the appearance of these corydoras.

Corydoras Orphnopterus

Corydoras Orphnopterus

  • Year Discovered – 1970
  • Size – 70 mm
  • Livable Temperature – 68 – 75.2°F
  • pH Level – 6.0 – 8.0
  • Water Hardness Level – 2 – 25 dH
  • Origin of Name – Orphnos meaning dark and pteron meaning fin. This describes the specie as ‘dark fin’ as you can already see why.

Corydoras Ortegai

Corydoras Ortegai

  • Year Discovered – 2007
  • Size – 40 mm
  • Livable Temperature – ??? °F
  • pH Level – ???
  • Water Hardness Level – ???
  • Origin of Name – This specie is named after Hernan Ortega Torres.

Corydoras Osteocarus

Corydoras Osteocarus

  • Year Discovered – 1951
  • Size – 46 mm
  • Livable Temperature – 71.6 – 77°F
  • pH Level – 6.0 – 7.0
  • Water Hardness Level – 2 – 25 dH
  • Origin of Name – The title of this specie originated from Greek, which stands for head and bone.

Corydoras Ourastigma

Corydoras Ourastigma

  • Year Discovered – 1972
  • Size – 65 mm
  • Livable Temperature – 75.2 – 78.8°F
  • pH Level – 6.0 – 8.0
  • Water Hardness Level – 2 – 25 dH
  • Origin of Name – Two combined terms ‘oura’ and ‘stigma,’ which means tail spot describing the specie.

Corydoras Oxyrhynchus

Corydoras Oxyrhynchus

  • Year Discovered – 1967
  • Size – 50 mm
  • Livable Temperature – 71.6 – 78.8°F
  • pH Level – 6.0 – 8.0
  • Water Hardness Level – 2 – 25 dH
  • Origin of Name – The name describes this specie. ‘Oxys’ meaning sharp and ‘rhynchos’ meaning snout. This describes the specie as a sharp snout fish.

Corydoras Paleatus (Peppered Corydoras)

Corydoras Paleatus

  • Year Discovered – 1842
  • Size – 70 mm
  • Livable Temperature – 59 – 77°F
  • pH Level – 6.0 – 7.5
  • Water Hardness Level – 5 – 19 dH
  • Origin of Name – ‘Palea’ is a Latin term signifying parts of metal foil.

Corydoras Panda (Panda Corydoras)

Corydoras Panda

  • Year Discovered – 1971
  • Size – 50 mm
  • Livable Temperature – 71.6 – 77°F
  • pH Level – 6.0 – 7.4
  • Water Hardness Level – 2 – 12 dH
  • Origin of Name – This specie has similar colors to the panda, which explains the name.

Corydoras Pantanalensis

Corydoras Pantanalensis

  • Year Discovered – 2001
  • Size – 80 mm
  • Livable Temperature – ??? °F
  • pH Level – ???
  • Water Hardness Level – ???
  • Origin of Name – Named after a location. (Pantanal)

Corydoras Paragua

Corydoras Paragua

  • Year Discovered – 2004
  • Size – 40 mm
  • Livable Temperature – ??? °F
  • pH Level – ???
  • Water Hardness Level – ???
  • Origin of Name – Named after Rio Paragua, which Is located in Bolivia where this corydoras was discovered.

Corydoras Parallelus

Corydoras Parallelus

  • Year Discovered – 1993
  • Size – 60 mm
  • Livable Temperature – 75.2 – 80.6°F
  • pH Level – 6.0 – 8.0
  • Water Hardness Level – 2 – 25 dH
  • Origin of Name – The name describes the parallel lines on the fish.

Corydoras Pastazensis (Pastaza Corydoras)

Corydoras Pastazensis

  • Year Discovered – 1963
  • Size – 70 mm
  • Livable Temperature – °F
  • pH Level – 6.0 – 8.0
  • Water Hardness Level – 2 – 25 dH
  • Origin of Name – Named after a location, Rio Pastaza, where this corydoras was discovered.

Corydoras Paucerna

Corydoras Pauncerna

  • Year Discovered – 2004
  • Size – 36 mm
  • Livable Temperature – ??? °F
  • pH Level – ???
  • Water Hardness Level – ???
  • Origin of Name – ???

No information is available at the moment for the corydoras paucerna.


Corydoras Petracinii

Corydoras Petracinii

  • Year Discovered – 2010
  • Size – 36 mm
  • Livable Temperature – ??? °F
  • pH Level – ???
  • Water Hardness Level – ???
  • Origin of Name – This corydoras is named after Roberto Petracini, a fishkeeper.

Corydoras Pinheiroi

Corydoras Pinheiroi

  • Year Discovered – 1995
  • Size – 65 mm
  • Livable Temperature – 77 – 82.4°F
  • pH Level – 6.0 – 8.0
  • Water Hardness Level – 2 – 25 dH
  • Origin of Name – This type of corydoras was named after Mario Pinheiro.

Corydoras Polystictus

Corydoras Polystictus

  • Year Discovered – 1912
  • Size – 50 mm
  • Livable Temperature – 68 – 77°F
  • pH Level – 6.0 – 7.6
  • Water Hardness Level – 2 – 25 dH
  • Origin of Name – A combination of Greek words meaning ‘many spots,’ which describes the small spots on this type of corydoras.

Corydoras Potaroensis

Corydoras Potaroensis

  • Year Discovered – 1927
  • Size – 55 mm
  • Livable Temperature – 71.6 – 78.8°F
  • pH Level – 6.0 – 8.0
  • Water Hardness Level – 2 – 25 dH
  • Origin of Name – Named after this specie was discovered in Potaro River.

Corydoras Pulcher (Pretty Corydoras)

Corydoras Pulcher

  • Year Discovered – 1973
  • Size – 65 mm
  • Livable Temperature – 69.8 – 75.2°F
  • pH Level – 6.0 – 8.0
  • Water Hardness Level – 2 – 25 dH
  • Origin of Name – The name of this fish means beautiful. 

Corydoras Punctatus (Spotfin Corydoras)

Corydoras Punctatus

  • Year Discovered – 1794
  • Size – 50 mm
  • Livable Temperature – 71.6 – 78.8°F
  • pH Level – 6.6 – 7.6
  • Water Hardness Level – 2 – 25 dH
  • Origin of Name – This specie’s name comes from the Latin term ‘puntactum,’ which stands for tiny holes and dots.

Corydoras Pygmaeus (Pygmy Corydoras)

Corydoras Pygmaeus

  • Year Discovered – 1966
  • Size – 32 mm
  • Livable Temperature – 71.6 – 78.8°F
  • pH Level – 6.4 – 7.4
  • Water Hardness Level – 2 – 25 dH
  • Origin of Name – The name of this corydoras stands for dwarves.

Corydoras Rabauti (Rust Corydoras)

Corydoras Rabauti

  • Year Discovered – 1941
  • Size – 55 mm
  • Livable Temperature – 73.4 – 77°F
  • pH Level – 6.0 – 8.0
  • Water Hardness Level – 2 – 25 dH
  • Origin of Name – Named after Auguste Rabaut.

Corydoras Reticulatus (Reticulated Corydoras)

Corydoras Reticulatus

  • Year Discovered – 1938
  • Size – 60 mm
  • Livable Temperature – 71.6 – 78.8°F
  • pH Level – 6.0 – 8.0
  • Water Hardness Level – 2 – 25 dH
  • Origin of Name – Reticalatus stands for net-like patterns, which describe the corydoras.

Corydoras Reynoldsi

Corydoras Reynoldsi

  • Year Discovered – 1960
  • Size – 50 mm
  • Livable Temperature – 71.6 – 78.8°F
  • pH Level – 6.0 – 8.0
  • Water Hardness Level – 2 – 25 dH
  • Origin of Name – Named after John N. Reynolds.

Corydoras Robineae (Bannertail Catfish)

Corydoras Robineae

  • Year Discovered – 1983
  • Size – 70 mm
  • Livable Temperature – 69.8 – 78.8°F
  • pH Level – 6.0 – 7.5
  • Water Hardness Level – 15 dH
  • Origin of Name – This corydoras species was named after Robine Schwartz.

Corydoras Robustus

Corydoras Robustus

  • Year Discovered – 1980
  • Size – 90 mm
  • Livable Temperature – 71.6 – 78.8°F
  • pH Level – 6.0 – 8.0
  • Water Hardness Level – 2 – 25 dH
  • Origin of Name – The name of this species means robust.

Corydoras Sanchesi

Corydoras Sanchesi

  • Year Discovered – 1967
  • Size – 41 mm
  • Livable Temperature – 71.6 – 78.8°F
  • pH Level – 6.0 – 8.0
  • Water Hardness Level – 2 – 25 dH
  • Origin of Name – Named after Gijsbert Harry Sanches.

Corydoras Saramaccensis

Corydoras Saramaccensis

  • Year Discovered – 1970
  • Size – 70 mm
  • Livable Temperature – 71.6 – 78.8°F
  • pH Level – 6.0 – 8.0
  • Water Hardness Level – 2 – 25 dH
  • Origin of Name – This species is named after a river where it was discovered. (Saramacca river)

Corydoras Sarareensis

Corydoras Sarareensis

  • Year Discovered – 1995
  • Size – 65 mm
  • Livable Temperature – °F
  • pH Level – 6.0 – 8.0
  • Water Hardness Level – 2 – 25 dH
  • Origin of Name – Named after Rio Sarare where it was discovered.

Corydoras Schwartzi (Schwartz’s Catfish)

Corydoras Schwartzi

  • Year Discovered – 1963
  • Size – 70 mm
  • Livable Temperature – 71.6 – 75.2°F
  • pH Level – 6.5 – 7.8
  • Water Hardness Level – 2 – 25 dH
  • Origin of Name – Named after Mr. Schwartz.

Corydoras Semiaquilus

Corydoras Semiaquilus

  • Year Discovered – 1964
  • Size – 80 mm
  • Livable Temperature – 71.6 – 78.8°F
  • pH Level – 6.0 – 8.0
  • Water Hardness Level – 2 – 25 dH
  • Origin of Name – Two terms combined (semi + aquilus) meaning half dark, which describes the fish.

Corydoras Septentrionalis

Corydoras Septentrionalis

  • Year Discovered – 1940 
  • Size – 60 mm
  • Livable Temperature – 71.6 – 78.8°F
  • pH Level – 6.0 – 7.5
  • Water Hardness Level – 2 – 25 dH
  • Origin of Name – The name is a Latin term, which stands for the north. This is because they’re discovered in the north of South America.

Corydoras Serratus

Corydoras Serratus

  • Year Discovered – 1995 
  • Size – 65 mm
  • Livable Temperature – 71.6 – 78.8°F
  • pH Level – 6.0 – 8.0
  • Water Hardness Level – 2 – 25
  • Origin of Name – The name of this species stands for a saw-like tooth, describing them.

Corydoras Seussi

Corydoras Seussi

  • Year Discovered – 1996
  • Size – 70 mm
  • Livable Temperature – 71.6 – 78.8°F
  • pH Level – 6.0 – 8.0
  • Water Hardness Level – 2 – 25 dH
  • Origin of Name – Named after Werner Seuss, an aquarium enthusiast.

Corydoras Similis

Corydoras Similis

  • Year Discovered – 1991
  • Size – 60 mm
  • Livable Temperature – 69.8 – 80.6°F
  • pH Level – 5.6 – 7.0
  • Water Hardness Level – 2 – 25 dH
  • Origin of Name – This name is a Latin term, referring to the related colors to the ourastigma species.

Corydoras Simulatus

Corydoras Simulatus

  • Year Discovered – 1970
  • Size – 70 mm
  • Livable Temperature – 68 – 77°F
  • pH Level – 6.2 – 6.4
  • Water Hardness Level – 2 – 25 dH
  • Origin of Name – The name of this fish means to copy due to the relations with the corydoras metae.

Corydoras Sipaliwini

Corydoras Sipaliwini

  • Year Discovered – 1965
  • Size – 50 mm
  • Livable Temperature – 71.6 – 78.8°F
  • pH Level – ???
  • Water Hardness Level – ???
  • Origin of Name – The name comes from the Sipaliwini River, the location where this fish was discovered.

Corydoras Sodalis (False Network Catfish)

Corydoras Sodalis

  • Year Discovered – 1986
  • Size – 60 mm
  • Livable Temperature – 71.6 – 78.8°F
  • pH Level – 6.0 – 8.0
  • Water Hardness Level – 2 – 25 dH
  • Origin of Name – The meaning of sodalis as a companion, which describes its similarities to the corydoras reticulatus.

Corydoras Solox

Corydoras Solox

  • Year Discovered – 1983
  • Size – 70 mm
  • Livable Temperature – 71.6 – 78.8°F
  • pH Level – 6.0 – 8.0
  • Water Hardness Level – 2 – 25 dH
  • Origin of Name – The name describes the corydoras’ fin, which stands for bristly.

Corydoras Spectabilis

Corydoras Spectabilis

  • Year Discovered – 1999
  • Size – 70 mm
  • Livable Temperature – ??? °F
  • pH Level – ???
  • Water Hardness Level – ???
  • Origin of Name – The term of the name stands for ‘notable,’ which describes the fish as “notable appearance.”

Corydoras Spilurus (Pinkthroat Corydoras)

Corydoras Spilurus

  • Year Discovered – 1926
  • Size – 55 mm
  • Livable Temperature – 71.6 – 78.8°F
  • pH Level – 6.0
  • Water Hardness Level – 2 – 25 dH
  • Origin of Name – The name is a combination of two terms (spilos + ours), which stands for spot and tail.

Corydoras Splendens (Emerald Catfish)

Corydoras Splendens

  • Year Discovered – 1855
  • Size – 61 mm
  • Livable Temperature – 71.6 – 82.4°F
  • pH Level – 5.8 – 8.0
  • Water Hardness Level – 2 – 30 dH
  • Origin of Name – ???

Corydoras Steindachneri (Parana Corydoras)

Corydoras Steindachneri

  • Year Discovered – 1973
  • Size – 50 mm
  • Livable Temperature – 71.6 – 78.8°F
  • pH Level – 6.0 – 8.0
  • Water Hardness Level – 2 – 25 dH
  • Origin of Name – Named after Franz Steindachner.

Corydoras Stenocephalus

Corydoras Stenocephalus

  • Year Discovered – 1942
  • Size – 70 mm
  • Livable Temperature – 71.6 – 78.8°F
  • pH Level – 6.0 – 8.0
  • Water Hardness Level – 2 – 25 dH
  • Origin of Name – The name comes from a combination of two words (stenos + kephale), which stands for a narrow head.

Corydoras Sterbai

Corydoras Sterbai

  • Year Discovered – 1962
  • Size – 65 mm
  • Livable Temperature – 75.2 – 82.4°F
  • pH Level – 6.0 – 7.6
  • Water Hardness Level – 2 – 25 dH
  • Origin of Name – Named after Gunther Sterba.

Corydoras Surinamensis

Corydoras Surinamensis

  • Year Discovered – 1970
  • Size – 51 mm
  • Livable Temperature – 71.6 – 77°F
  • pH Level – 6.0 – 8.0
  • Water Hardness Level – 2 – 25 dH
  • Origin of Name – Surinamensis is a country name where the corydoras was discovered.

Corydoras Sychri (Sychr’s Catfish)

Corydoras Sychri

  • Year Discovered – 1960
  • Size – 65 mm
  • Livable Temperature – 71.6 – 78.8°F
  • pH Level – 6.0 – 8.0
  • Water Hardness Level – 2 – 25 dH
  • Origin of Name – This corydoras was named after Al Sychr.

Corydoras Treitlii (Longsnout Corydoras)

Corydoras Treitlii

  • Year Discovered – 1906
  • Size – 70 mm
  • Livable Temperature – 68 – 77°F
  • pH Level – 6.0 – 8.0
  • Water Hardness Level – 2 – 25 dH
  • Origin of Name – This corydoras was named after Mr. Treitl.

Corydoras Trilineatus (Threestripe Corydoras)

Corydoras Trilineatus

  • Year Discovered – 1872
  • Size – 55 mm
  • Livable Temperature – 60.8 – 77°F
  • pH Level – 5.8 – 7.2
  • Water Hardness Level – 5 – 19 dH
  • Origin of Name – The name’s definition is three lines, which describes the appearance of the corydoras.

Corydoras Tukano

Corydoras Tukano

  • Year Discovered – 2003
  • Size – 45 mm
  • Livable Temperature – ??? °F
  • pH Level – ???
  • Water Hardness Level – ???
  • Origin of Name – Named after an Indian tribe, the Tukano.

Corydoras Undulatus

Corydoras Undulatus

  • Year Discovered – 1912
  • Size – 55 mm
  • Livable Temperature – 71.6 – 78.8°F
  • pH Level – 6.0 – 8.0
  • Water Hardness Level – 2 – 25 dH
  • Origin of Name – Undulatus means wave, which describes the corydoras’ pattern.

Corydoras Urucu

Corydoras Urucu

  • Year Discovered – 2009
  • Size – 28 mm
  • Livable Temperature – ??? °F
  • pH Level – ???
  • Water Hardness Level – ???
  • Origin of Name – Named after where it was founded.

Corydoras Virginiae

Corydoras Virginiae

  • Year Discovered – 1993
  • Size – 60 mm
  • Livable Temperature – 71.6 – 78.8°F
  • pH Level – 6.0 – 8.0
  • Water Hardness Level – 2 – 25 dH
  • Origin of Name – Named after Virginia Schwartz.

Corydoras Vittatus

Corydoras Vittatus

  • Year Discovered – 1971
  • Size – 60 mm
  • Livable Temperature – 71.6 – 77.8°F
  • pH Level – 6.0 – 8.0
  • Water Hardness Level – 2 – 25 dH
  • Origin of Name – The signature of this corydoras stands for ‘decorating with a ribbon’ because of the pattern on its body.

Corydoras Weitzmani (Twosaddle Corydoras)

Corydoras Weitzmani

  • Year Discovered – 1971
  • Size – 55 mm
  • Livable Temperature – 71.6 – 78.8°F
  • pH Level – 6.0 – 8.0
  • Water Hardness Level – 2 – 25 dH
  • Origin of Name – Named after Stanley Weitzman

Corydoras Xinguensis (Xingu Corydoras)

Corydoras Xinguensis

  • Year Discovered – 1972
  • Size – 50 mm
  • Livable Temperature – 71.6 – 78.8°F
  • pH Level – 6.0 – 8.0
  • Water Hardness Level – 2 – 25 dH
  • Origin of Name – Named after a location in Brazil where it was discovered. (Rio Xingu)

Corydoras Zygatus (Black Band Catfish

Corydoras Zygatus

  • Year Discovered – 1942
  • Size – 70 mm
  • Livable Temperature – 60.8 – 77°F
  • pH Level – 6.0 – 8.0
  • Water Hardness Level – 2 – 25 dH
  • Origin of Name – Zygatus is a Greek term that stands for pair and team.

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