The species name was named
for the Greek river god Kephissus who fell in love
with his own reflection in the water in memory of
those who collected undescribed species of Corydoras
and suggested their own names for the scientific
description. There is one man, who will not be named
here, who I believe was the architect for this story.
Lineage: A "saddle nosed"
species which would place it in Lineage 1. 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. Reproduction:
There is a breeding report that the eggs are very
tiny and are laid in two's around the tank and usually
in the flow of an internal filter much like Corydoras
aeneus. Temperature was quite high at 25c (77f)
with a pH.of 7.8. Diet: A good quality
flake food and tablet food for adults with sporadic
feedings of frozen or live food will keep your
Corydoras in good health. Etymology:
Named after Narcissus, son of the Greek river god,
Kephise. According to Greek mythology, a young man
named Narcissus was so fascinated when he looked into
still water that he fell in love with the beauty of
his own reflection.
Brazil; Rio Ipixuna on Paranapixuna, a tributary of
the Rio Purus, 30km west of Humaita.
Male: 7.5cm (3ins) Female:
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ecology and taxonomy of the Corydoradinae revisited. Fuller, Ian A.M. &
Identifying Corydoradinae Catfish. 2005. 384 p Ian A. M. Fuller & Hans-Georg Evers
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