Quick “at a glance” care sheets for many of the most commonly kept aquarium fish.

 

Scientific Name listing

Corydoras Species
Common Name
Scientific Name
Acre Cory
Corydoras acrensis
Adolfo’s Corydoras
Corydoras adolfoi
Agassiz’s Catfish
Corydoras agassizi
Albino Cory
Corydoras aeneus
Corydoras tukano
Axelrod’s Corydoras
Corydoras axelrodi
Bandit Cory
Corydoras metae
Corydoras robineae
Barredtail Corydoras
Corydoras cochui
Bearded Cory
Scleromystax barbatus
Corydoras zygatus
Corydoras schultzei
Corydoras duplicareus
Blackfin Corydoras
Corydoras leucomelas
Blackstripe Corydoras
Corydoras bondi
Blue Corydoras
Corydoras nattereri
Bluespotted Corydoras
Corydoras melanistius
Corydoras boesemani
Bond’s Catfish
Corydoras bondi
Bronze Cory
Corydoras aeneus
Corydoras tukano
Corydoras reynolds
Burgess’s Cory
Corydoras burgessi
Cochu’s Catfish
Corydoras cochui
Comrade Cory
Corydoras condispiculus
Concolor Cory
Corydoras concolor
Corydoras Armatus
Corydoras armatus
Corydoras “Milegros”
Corydoras fowleri
Dainty Corydoras
Corydoras habrosus
Diphyes Cory
Corydoras diphyes
Dwarf Corydoras
Corydoras hastatus
Elegant Cory
Corydoras elegans
Emerald Cory
Brochis splendens
Fairy Catfish
Corydoras atropersonatus
Fairy Catfish
Corydoras atropersonatus
Corydoras melini
Corydoras delphax
False Network Corydoras
Corydoras sodalis
False Spotted Catfish
Corydoras leucomelas
Corydoras robineae
Corydoras oiapoquensis
Fowler’s Cory
Corydoras fowleri
Corydoras schultzei
Gomez’s Corydoras
Corydoras gomezi
Green-Gold Corydoras
Corydoras melanotaenia
Grey Cory
Corydoras griseus
Guapore Corydoras
Corydoras guapore
Harald Shultz’s Corydoras
Corydoras haraldschultzi
Huanta Cory
Corydoras fowleri
Corydoras imitator
Johanna Cory
Corydoras orcesi
Julii Corydoras
Corydoras julii
Corydoras leopardus
Leopard Corydoras
Corydoras julii
Long nosed Arched Cory
Corydoras narcissus
Long nosed Smudge Spot Cory
Corydoras ourastigma
Longsnout Corydoras
Corydoras treitlii
Loreto Cory
Corydoras loretoensis
Loreto Panda Cory
Corydoras ortegai
Loxozonus Cory
Corydoras loxozonus
Many-Spotted Cory
Corydoras polystictus
Masked Corydoras
Corydoras metae
Corydoras simulatus
Miguelito Cory
Corydoras virginiae
Millennium Cory
Corydoras spectabilis
Nanus Cory Cat
Corydoras nanus
Napo Corydoras
Corydoras napoensis
Natterer’s Cory
Corydoras nattereri
Nijssen’s Cory
Corydoras nijsseni
Corydoras reticulatus
Corydoras septentrionalis
Corydoras simulatus
Corydoras gossei
Corydoras panda
Pastaza Corydoras
Corydoras pastazensis
Corydoras paleatus
Corydoras semiaquilus
Pigsnout Corydora
Corydoras treitlii
Pink Corydoras
Corydoras axelrodi
Pinkthroat Corydoras
Corydoras spilurus
Corydoras pulcher
Pygmy Cory
Corydoras pygmaeus
Corydoras reynolds
Corydoras reticulatus
Corydoras robustus
Rust Corydoras
Corydoras rabauti
Saddle Corydoras
Corydoras ephippifer
Salt and Pepper Catfish
Corydoras habrosus
Sand’s Cory
Corydoras davidsandi
Corydoras bilineatus
Santa Cruz Cory
Corydoras cruziensis
Corydoras schwartzi
Seuss’ Cory
Corydoras seussi
Corydoras gracilis
Sixray Corydoras
Aspidoras pauciradiatus
Slate Cory
Corydoras concolor
Skunk Cory
Corydoras arcuatus
Smudge Spot Cory
Corydoras similis
Spotback Corydoras
Corydoras blochi
Spotted Catfish
Corydoras ambiacus
Spotted Corydoras
Corydoras brevirostris
Corydoras sterbai
Surinam Cory
Corydoras surinamensis
Sychr’s Catfish
Corydoras sychri
Tailspot Corydoras
Corydoras caudimaculatus
Tail Spot Pygmy Cory
Corydoras hastatus
Corydoras trilineatus
Twosaddle Corydoras
Corydoras weitzmani
Corydoras venezuelanus
Xingu Corydoras
Corydoras xinguensis
Corydoras sp.
Corydoras incolicana
C005
Corydoras pantanalensis
C009
Corydoras lamberti
C012
Corydoras cruziensis
C025
Corydoras pinheiroi
C026
Corydoras kanei
C027
Corydoras seussi
C046
Corydoras kanei
C056
Corydoras albolineatus
C059
Corydoras multimaculatus
C060
Corydoras osteocarus
Corydoras tukano
C111
Corydoras nijsseni
Corydoras sp.
CW003
Corydoras longipinnis
CW005
Corydoras aurofrenatus
None
Aspidoras fuscoguttatus
None
Aspidoras depinnai
None
Corydoras araguaiaensis
None
Corydoras aurofrenatus
None
Corydoras baderi
None
Corydoras cervinus
None
Corydoras copei
None
Corydoras ehrhardti
None
Corydoras geoffroy
None
Corydoras oelemariensis
Corydoras orphnopterus
None
Corydoras polystictus
None
Corydoras solox
None
Corydoras undulates
None
Corydoras vittatus

Plecostomus Types
Adonis Pleco
Acanthicus adonis
Amazon Sailfin Catfish
Pterygoplichthys pardalis
Hypancistrus sp.
Panaque suttonorum
Blue Panaque
Baryancistrus beggini
Bristlenose Pleco
Ancistrus temminckii
Butterfly Pleco
Dekeyseria brachyura
Clown Pleco
Panaque maccus
Common Pleco
Hypostomus Plecostomus
Leporacanthicus galaxias
Baryancistrus sp.
Pterygoplichthys joselimaianus
King Tiger Pleco
Hypancistrus sp
Pterygoplichthys joselimaianus
Hypancistrus sp.
Leporacanthicus galaxias
L-021, L-023 Pleco
Pterygoplichthys pardalis
L-047 Pleco
Baryancistrus sp.
L-056 Pleco
Dekeyseria pulchra
L-066 / L-333 Pleco
Hypancistrus sp
Peckoltia sabaji
Baryancistrus sp.
L-083, Pleco
Pterygoplichthys gibbiceps
Leporacanthicus triactis
Baryancistrus sp.
L-168, Pleco
Dekeyseria brachyura
Ancistrus sp.
L-190, Pleco
Panaque nigrolineatus
L-200- Pleco
Hemiancistrus Subviridis
L-239- Pleco
Baryancistrus beggini
L-260, Pleco
Hypancistrus sp
L-310, LDA51 Pleco
Hypostomus cochliodon
LDA25-Pleco
Parotocinclus jumbo
Panaqolus albomaculatus ( Panaque albomaculatus )
Lemon Spotted Green Pleco
Hemiancistrus Subviridis
Leopard Pleco
Pterygoplichthys gibbiceps
Magnum Pleco, Mango Pleco
Baryancistrus sp.
Pterygoplichthys joselimaianus
Panaqolus albomaculatus ( Panaque albomaculatus )
Pit bull Pleco
Parotocinclus jumbo
Pleco
Hypostomus Plecostomus
Pretty Peckoltia
Dekeyseria pulchra
Queen Arabesque
Hypancistrus sp.
Red Fin Dwarf Pleco
Parotocinclus maculicauda
Pterygoplichthys scrophus
Peckoltia sabaji
Royal Pleco
Panaque nigrolineatus
Rusty Pleco
Hypostomus cochliodon
Sailfin Pleco
Pterygoplichthys gibbiceps
Baryancistrus sp.
Ancistrus sp.
Leporacanthicus triactis
Leporacanthicus galaxias
Whiptail Plecostomus
Rineloricaria fallax
Hypancistrus zebra (L046)

Synodontis Catfish
Angelicus Catfish
Synodontis angelica
Big-nosed Upside Down Catfish, Bugeye Squeaker, Bug Eyed Squeaker
Synodontis contracta
Brichards Synodontis
Synodontis brichardi
Clown Catfish
Synodontis decora
Cuckoo Synodontis
Synodontis multipunctata
Decorated Synodontis
Synodontis decora
Domino Synodontis, Domino Syno, Onespot Squeaker, One-spot Synodontis
Synodontis notata
Featherfin Synodontis
Synodontis euptera
Greshoff’s Catfish
Synodontis greshoffi
Malawi Squeaker
Synodontis njassae
Njassae Synodontis Catfish
Synodontis njassae
Polka-dot Synodontis
Synodontis angelica
Synodontis petricola
Sudan Squeaker
Synodontis Frontosus
Synodontis nigriventris

Miscellaneous Catfish
Pareutropius buffei
Callichthys callichthys
Banjo Cat
Bunocephalus coracoideus
Black Upside Down Asian Catfish
Mystus leucophasis
Pimelodus blochii
Brochis britskii
Hoplosternum littorale
Bumblebee Catfish
Microglanis iheringi
Callichthys callichthys
Channel Catfish
Ictalurus punctatus
Chinese Algae Eater
Gyrinocheilus aymonieri
Clarias Catfish
Clarias batrachus
Colombian Shark
Sciades seemanni (Arius seemani)
Pareutropius buffei
Malapterurus electricus
Dianema urostriatum
Pimelodus blochii
Kryptopterus Minor
Pangasius sanitwongsei
Giant Black Upside Down Asian Catfish
Mystus leucophasis
Giant Whiptail
Sturisoma aureum
Glass Catfish
Kryptopterus bicirrhis
Macrotocinclus affinis
Green Catfish
Brochis splendens
Günther’s Catfish
Horabagrus brachysoma, Horabagrus nigricollaris
Hognosed Brochis
Brochis multiradiatus
Hoplo Catfish
Megalechis thoracata
Humbug Raphael cat
Platydoras costatus
Pangasianodon hypophthalmus
Jaguar Catfish
Liosomadoras oncinus
Knob Nose Whiptail Catfish, Pinocchio Whiptail Catfish
Hemiodontichthys acipenserinus
Mees’ Pimelodid
Brachyrhamdia meesi
Hara (Erethistes) jerdoni
None
Hypoptopoma psilogasterr
Ornate Pim
Pimelodus ornatus
Macrotocinclus affinis
Oto Catfish
Otocinclus vestitus (Otocinclus sp)
Pangasius sanitwongsei
Mystus tengara
Peppered Otocinclus
Otocinclus flexilis
Pictus Catfish
Pimelodus pictus
Port Hoplo
Megalechis thoracata
Dianema longibarbis
Phractocephalus hemioliopterus
Sturisoma panamense
Shovelnose Catfish
Sorubim lima
Spotted Hoplo Catfish
Megalechis thoracata
Agamyxis pectinifrons
Striped Glass Catfish
Kryptopterus macrocephalus
Striped Raphael Cat
Platydoras costatus
Sun Catfish
Horabagrus brachysoma, Horabagrus nigricollaris
Pseudoplatystoma tigrinum
Walking Catfish
Clarias batrachus
Whiptail (Chocolate-colored) Catfish
Rineloricaria lanceolata
Whiptail (Twig) Catfish
Farlowella acus
Whiptail (Twig) Catfish, Aguja, Common Twig Catfish, Farowella
Farlowella vittata
Clarotes laticeps
Zebra Otocinclus
Otocinclus cocama

 

 

 

Some photos are from the: Eyewitness Handbooks: Aquarium Fish; The visual guide to more than 500 marine and freshwater fish varieties, by Dick Mills.

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