Similar to C.
but adolfoi has a thinner black back stripe
and its pectoral fin spine is not serrated as in C.
duplicareus. There are instances where the body
stripe on C. duplicareus is thinner but it
usually has a higher backed body form than C.
adolfoi. Lineage: Placed in
Lineage 9, the "short-snouted" species with
the designated type species: C. punctatus.
A revision in the future would constitute the resurrection
of the genus name Hoplosopma (Agassiz, 1846).
Aquarium Care: A minimum sized tank
of 24” x 15” X 12” for a small shoal.
Good quality aquarium sand such as BD Aquarium Sand,
or very smooth rounded gravel as the preferred substrate
when keeping these catfish. The aquarium should provide
some shelter in the form of rocks or bogwood along
with some aquatic plants. As with all other species
of fish, water quality and general husbandry is very
important, and recommended is that a minimum of 25%
water is changed on a weekly to fortnightly basis.
Diet: Readily accepts a mixed and
varied diet which includes granular foods, frozen
bloodworm and a good quality flake.
False Adolfoi Catfish
South America:Brazil; Rio poranga, 8 kilometres north of
the Nobua oba, prior to where it joins a small
tributary of the Upper Rio Negro.
Male: 5.0cm (2ins) Female:
Markos & Taylor, Martin. (2011). Evolution,
ecology and taxonomy of the Corydoradinae revisited. Ian A. M. Fuller & Hans-Georg Evers
(2011). Identifying Corydoradinae Catfish Supplement
1. Ian Fuller Enterprises. ScotCat
no. 178. April 2011.