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Corydoras ellisae Gosline, 1940

Image contributors to this species:

Ian Fuller (1) Adrian Payne (1) Allan James (1) Ivor Hilton (1)

ScotCat Sources:

Article Etymology = Genus Etymology = species

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Relevant Information:

This is quite a variable species in colour markings and the shape of the head. Aquarium Care: This is akin to most of this genus, very peaceful, and would be best housed with small to medium sized tankmates such as Tetras, Rasboras and Danios or in a species tank for breeding purposes. Best to purchase 6 individuals or more as they will be happier in a group. Diet: Readily accepts a mixed and varied diet which includes granular foods, tablet food, frozen bloodworm and good quality flake to name but a few. Remarks: This species is now under review (2015) by Tencatt et. al. stating the work carried out in the paper by Axenrot and Kullander (2003) and that this species may very well be a synonym of C. aurofrenatus.

Common Name:







South America: Paraguay; Arroyo Poná, Sapucay (Rio Paraguay system near Asuncion)


6.5cm (2½ins)


23-27°C (73-81°F)




Fuller, I.A.M. & Evers, H-G: 2005 Identifying Corydoradinae Catfish 384p
Luiz Fernando Caserta Tencatt; Carla Simone Pavanelli,; Flávio César Thadeo de Lima; Marcelo Ribeiro de Britto. TAXONOMIC REVIEW OF Corydoras aurofrenatus EIGENMANN & KENNEDY, 1903 (SILURIFORMES: CALLICHTHYIDAE)



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