This species was formerly
split into two subspecies, this one which was C.
blochi blochi and the other, C. blochi vittatus,
which is now a species in its own right as C.
It was also cataloged in the C-number system as C032.
Lineage: Placed in Lineage 1 the
"saddle-nosed" species and when there is
a revision they will stay as Corydoras (Lacépède,
1803) with the type species of C. geoffroy
La Cépède, 1803. Aquarium Care:
As this is one of the longer snouted species it will
be well suited to most community tanks. A well planted
tank with a soft substrate such as sand so they can
bury their snouts while searching out food. Diet:
Readily accepts a mixed and varied diet which includes
granular foods, tablet food, frozen bloodworm and
a good quality flake.
Corydoras blochi blochi
Guyana; district Essequibo, Moco Creek near Lethem,
tributary of Rio Tacutú, Rio Branco system.
& Taylor, Martin. (2011). Evolution,
ecology and taxonomy of the Corydoradinae revisited.
Fuller, I.A.M. & Evers, H-G: 2005 Identifying
Corydoradinae Catfish Ian Fuller Enterprises. 384
p Ian A. M. Fuller & Hans-Georg Evers
(2011). Identifying Corydoradinae Catfish Supplement
1. Ian Fuller Enterprises.