This is one of the first Corydoras
species, along withC.
to be bred in the aquarium and was the mainstay of
the catfish side of the hobby in the early years when
the hobby of fishkeeping took off with the arrival
of easier air travel importation in the late fifties,
early sixties. It was in fact first bred in Paris,
France, by Pière Carbonier way back in 1878.
There is another claim to fame for this Corydoras
in that it was first discovered by Charles Darwin
on his famous five year voyage on the Beagle in 1831-36.
There is also a C.
albino form that is now being bred in the hobby. Lineage:
Placed in Lineage 6 which has always been classified
as Corydoras (Lacépède, 1803) so a new
genus would need to be described and a new type species
when a new revision is carried out. 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 health. See Factsheet
for more information. Remarks:
Thumbnails 7 & 8* depict a member of the so called
"Paleatus Group", C. marmoratus,
which sports black edgings to the dorsal, anal and
ventral fins. C. marmoratus is still regarded
as a synomyn of C. paleatus but may turn
out in the future to be a species in its own right.