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 ofC.
and of 2019/20 it will be classed as such.
Paraguay; Arroyo Poná, Sapucay (Rio Paraguay
system near Asuncion)
Fuller, I.A.M. &
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)