61 Different Types of Corydoras Rare & Common

Corydoras are the perfect addition to any freshwater community aquarium. They are a small bottom-dwelling fish that is excellent at the scavenging of leftover food, thus ensuring an overall cleaner and healthier aquarium.

Below is a list of 61 different types of Corydoras (with photos) found in the fishkeeping hobby, both rare & common.

Adolfos Catfish(Corydoras adolfoi)
Agassizs Corydoras(Corydoras agassizii)
Albino Corydoras(Corydoras aeneus)
Araguaia Corydoras(Corydoras araguaiaensis)
Armatus Corydoras(Corydoras armatus)
Axelrods Corydoras(Corydoras axelrodi)
Banded Corydoras(Scleromystax barbatus)
Bandit Corydoras(Corydoras metae)
Black Diamond Corydoras CW49(Corydoras sp)
Black Venezuela Corydoras(Corydoras schultzei "Black Venezuela")
Blacktop Corydoras(Corydoras acutus)
Brevirostris Corydoras(c.Brevirostris)
Bronze Corydoras(Corydoras Aeneus)
Bronze Corydoras Var Longfin(Corydoras aeneus)
Concolour Corydoras(Corydoras concolor)
Darter Corydoras(Corydoras sp. CW153)
Delphax Corydoras(Corydoras Delphax)
Desana Corydoras(Corydoras desana)
Duplicate Corydoras(Corydoras duplicareus)
Elegant Corydoras(Corydoras elegans)
Emerald Brochis Corydoras(Corydoras splendens)
Eversi Corydoras(Corydoras Eversi)
Fairy Corydoras(Corydoras atropersonatus)
False Armatus Corydoras(Corydoras sp)
False Bandit Corydoras(Corydoras melini)
False Network Corydoras(Corydoras sodalis)
Flag Tailed Panda Corydoras(Corydoras oiapoquensis)
Flagtail Corydoras(Corydoras robineae)
Fulleri Corydoras(Corydoras fulleri C115/C116)
Gold Laser Corydoras(Corydoras aeneus)
Green Laser Corydoras(Corydoras sp. (CW009))
Guapore Corydoras(Corydoras Guapore)
Hikari Corydoras(Corydoras sp (CW160))
Horsemans Corydoras(Corydoras Eques)
Imitator Corydoras(Corydoras Imitator)
Leopard Corydoras(Corydoras Trilineatus)
Nijssens Corydoras(Corydoras nijsseni)
Palespotted Corydoras(Corydoras gossei)
Panda Corydoras(Corydoras Panda)
Pantanalensis Corydoras(Corydoras pantanalensis)
Peppered Corydoras(Corydoras Paleatus)
Polystictus Corydoras(Corydoras polystictus)
Pulcher Corydoras(Corydoras pulcher)
Pygmy Corydoras(Corydoras Pygmaeus)
Reticulated Corydoras(Corydoras reticulatas)
Rusty Corydoras(Corydoras rabauti)
Salt and Pepper Corydoras(Corydoras habrosus)
Sands Corydoras(Corydoras davidsandsi)
Schwartzs Corydoras(Corydoras schwartzi)
Skunk Corydoras(Corydoras granti)
Slant Bar Corydoras(Corydoras loxozonus)
Smudge Spot Corydoras(Corydoras similis)
Spotted Corydoras CW27(CW027)
Sterbas Corydoras(Corydoras sterbai)
Super Parallelus Corydoras(Corydoras Sp (Super Parallelus))
Tail Spot Pygmy Corydoras(Corydoras hastatus)
Twosaddle Corydoras(Corydoras Weitzmani)
Twostripe Corydoras(Corydoras bifasciatus)
Venezuelan Orange Corydoras(Corydoras venezuelanus)
Vulcan Corydoras(Corydoras sp)
Xingu Corydoras(Corydoras xinguensis)

Frequently asked questions

How many Corydoras should I have, and can different ones stay together?

Corys are shoaling fish and should be kept in groups of six or more individuals. Some people might think it is a good idea to have six different Corydoras species, but it's not; yes, they may seem happy enough sticking together, but that is only because you haven't given them a choice. If you keep them in good-sized groups of their own kind, you will see more natural behaviour.

What do Corydoras eat?

They're often thought of as being algae eaters and part of the cleanup crew and will be fine on any scraps that fall to the bottom, but this isn't the case. They get little to no nutrition from waste or algae. Corydoras need a balanced diet which should consist of frozen or live food such as bloodworm, brine shrimp, daphnia alongside good quality dried food such as wafers or catfish pellets.

What substrate should I have for Corydoras?

Corydoras are sand sifters; they take a mouthful, filter it through their gills, retain the food, and let the sand fall through. You can keep Corydoras on gravel but make sure it is fine or smooth with no sharp edges, but realistically sand would be best.

What tank size do Corydoras need?

There are several smaller Corydoras species; the most commonly seen are Corydoras Habrosus, Corydoras Pygmaeus, Corydoras Habrosus, and occasionally the Corydoras Hastatus. You could comfortably keep a group of six in a 60-litre aquarium. Pygmys and Hastatus usually spend a lot of time in the middle levels, so you should consider that when choosing tankmates. Most Corydoras don't exceed 8 cm in size; however, a 75-litre aquarium would be the best choice for the larger Corydoras species.

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