Britski's catfish

Britski's catfish

Britski's catfish (Corydoras britskii) is a tropical freshwater fish belonging to the Corydoradinae sub-family of the Callichthyidae family. It originates in inland waters in South America, and is found in the upper Paraguay River basin in Brazil. It was originally described by Nijssen & Isbrücker in 1983.

This species has long been classified as Brochis britskii. However, Brochis has been synonymized with Corydoras.

The fish has a high number of dorsal fin rays (15-18) when compared with Corydoras species. It has a shorter snout than C. splendens and C. multiradiatus, a larger eye, grows to a larger size, and has its head covered ventrally by a large shield extending beyond the tip of the mental barbels. It will grow in length up to 8.8 centimeters (3.5 inches).

It lives in a tropical climate in water with a temperature range of 20 - 24 °C (68 - 75 °F). It feeds on worms, benthic crustaceans, insects, and plant matter. It lays eggs in dense vegetation and adults do not guard the eggs.

See also


  • Burgess, Dr. Warren E. (1987). A Complete Introduction to Corydoras and Related Catfishes. Neptune City, NJ: T.F.H. Publications. ISBN 0-86622-264-2.

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