A small and pretty species
which is similar to C.
the Xingu River in Brazil. 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 tank setup would entail a soft substrate
such as sand or a small gravel and a nice plant covering
around the back and sides of the aquarium. If housed
in a community tank a mixture of small South American
characins or the smaller varieties of Asian Rasboras
would suffice, as larger fishes would intimidate these
shy Cory's, and would stop them eating and would be
therefore detrimental to their overall health.
Diet: A good quality flake food and tablet
food for adults with sparodic feedings of frozen or
live food will keep your Corydoras in good
Brazil, State of Bahia, tributary to Rio Prêto
near Santa de Cassia.
Male: 3.5cm (1¼ins)
Female: 4.0cm (1½ins)
Ian A. M. Fuller &
Hans-Georg Evers (2011). Identifying Corydoradinae
Catfish Supplement 1. Ian Fuller Enterprises. Alexandrou, Markos & Taylor, Martin.
(2011). Evolution, ecology and taxonomy of the Corydoradinae