Fairy Catfish, Panzerwels (Germany) - Corydoras(ln9) atropersonatus   Weitzman & Nijssen, 1970

Article © Julian Dignall, uploaded April 01, 1998.

There is sometimes debate over the true identity of the fish pictured here, C. atropersonatus because it is similar to C. sychri. However it has a rounded snout and larger eyes. These features are present in the fish above, but there is no colouration at all in the dorsal fin which would indicate that the fish is C. sychri. C. atropersonatus should have four or five black spots in its dorsal fin. Because of the snout, the most obvious difference, we have labelled the fish accordingly.


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