South American Catfish

Adolfo's Cory (Corydoras adolfoi)Adolfo's Cory (Corydoras adolfoi)
They are hardy fish, if taken care of properly. Hiding places in the form of decorations and clumps of plants are greatly appreciated. Open ...
Agassiz's Corydoras (Corydoras agassizii)Agassiz's Corydoras (Corydoras agassizii)
Corydoras agassizii are very sociable and playful and should be kept in a school of the same species. They will feed from the waste food on ...
Arched Cory (Corydoras arcuatus)Arched Cory (Corydoras arcuatus)
Corydoras arcuatus is more sensitive to water conditions than other similarly sized cories. This species tends to be quite sensitive to nitr...
Banjo Catfish (Bunocephalus coracoideus)Banjo Catfish (Bunocephalus coracoideus)
Not the prettiest catfish, but still a favorite amongst catfish keepers. There have been reports of banjo catfish sheding their skin, but I ...
Bronze Cory (Corydoras aeneus)Bronze Cory (Corydoras aeneus)
Bronze Corydoras are brown colored. The area past the head is colored in with green. The Bronze Cory Cat is also available in an albino vari...
Concolor Cory (Corydoras concolor)Concolor Cory (Corydoras concolor)
These cories are hardy fish, if cared for properly. As they are shoaling fish, they should be kept in groups of at least six. They like to h...
Dwarf Sucker Catfish (Otocinclus affinis)Dwarf Sucker Catfish (Otocinclus affinis)
A black line runs from the snout, through the eye, until it reaches the caudal fin. The catfish is dark tan above the line, and light tan be...
Emerald Catfish (Brochis splendens)Emerald Catfish (Brochis splendens)
Although the Emerald Catfish is not picky, it should not be purchased as a "cleaner fish" meant solely to eat leftover food. Like other bott...
False Blochi Catfish (Corydoras delphax)False Blochi Catfish (Corydoras delphax)
The False Blochi Catfish is large for a cory catfish, but still small in comparison to many catfish species. This tends to be a hardy speci...
Gomez's Corydoras (Corydoras gomezi)Gomez's Corydoras (Corydoras gomezi)
A rather rare fish in the aquarium industry, Gomez's corydoras is a great little fish, but may be difficult or expensive to obtain. Provide...
Hognosed Brochis (Brochis multiradiatus)Hognosed Brochis (Brochis multiradiatus)
Great fish for a community tank. Since they can be somewhat rowdy and do grow larger than most cories, larger bottom dwellers might be more ...
Honeycomb Tatia (Centromochlus perugiae)Honeycomb Tatia (Centromochlus perugiae)
Though a bottom dwelling species, come dusk, they will traverse all strata of the water column--for such a non aerodynamic (or aquadynamic, ...
Leopard Corydoras (Corydoras trilineatus)Leopard Corydoras (Corydoras trilineatus)
Corydoras catfish (Corydoras species, also known as cories) are small, peaceful, schooling catfish. Over 200 species of Corydoras species ha...
Pictus Catfish (Pimelodus Pictus)Pictus Catfish (Pimelodus Pictus)
One of the most popular catfish, it has a striking spotted pattern and long barbels. They are not aggressive, but avoid keeping with fish sm...
Sand's Cory (Corydoras davidsandsi)Sand's Cory (Corydoras davidsandsi)
The Sand's Cory is a peaceful catfish that is tan with black stripes. These are active little fish that need eat from the bottom of the tan...
Spotted Raphael Catfish (Agamyxis pectinifrons)Spotted Raphael Catfish (Agamyxis pectinifrons)
The Spotted Raphael Catfish is also called the "Talking Catfish". This is because it seems to 'talk' when you take it out of the aquarium! (...
Striped Raphael Catfish (Platydoras Costatus)Striped Raphael Catfish (Platydoras Costatus)
The striped raphael catfish certainly has an interesting appearance. It has boney spines up and down its brown colored body. In addition t...
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About South American Catfish

Catfish get their name from the cat like whiskers many of them have. As their name suggests, South American catfish are catfish from the South American continent. These catfish are very popular in the aquarium keeping hobby. Corydoras (aka Corys) are probably the most popular type of South American catfish. Click on a profile link to the left to learn more about these catfish from South America.