(2) Danny Blundell (1) Charles
Gibbons (1) Ian M. Clift
(2) Birger Amundsen (4) Mark
Goh (1) gforcefx (1) Alan
The four image thumbnails
(7, 8, 9 & 10) are specimens that are believed
to have been bred in Germany and are not albino but
close to being leucistic i.e., pigment in the body
with black eyes. Lineage: Placed
inLineage 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: This is a small inoffensive
little Cory which will do better in a shoal, so buy
at least six or more individuals. It would also be
advisable not to keep rombustous species in with them
such as Tiger Barbs and other fin nipping species
as they would worry them to death with their constant
harassment and would also deprive them of food as
they would be inclined not to venture out for feeding,
large Cichlids would also be a bad choice. A good
community tank for them would house inoffensive tetras
such as Neon's and other smaller characins, and if
you would like other catfish any of the Ancistrus
types would make good partners and of course other
Corydoras or Aspidoras species. If you
would like to breed Corydoras panda a species
tank is the only way to go with a tank size of 18"x
12" x 12" being ideal for a group of six.
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
Peru; Upper Amazon River basin. Type locality:
Peru, Est. Huanuco, Aquas Amarillas, tributary of
Río Pachitea, Ucayali river system.
Male: 4.5cm (1¾ins)
Female: 5.0cm (2ins)
Ian A. M. Fuller &
Hans-Georg Evers (2011).
Identifying Corydoradinae Catfish Supplement 1. Ian
Alexandrou, Markos & Taylor, Martin.(2011). Evolution, ecology and taxonomy of
the Corydoradinae revisited.
Ferraris, C.J. Jr., 2007. Checklist of catfishes,
recent and fossil (Osteichthyes: Siluriformes), and
catalogue of siluriform primary types. Zootaxa 1418:1-628. ScotCat
74. Aug. 2002.