Danny Blundell (1)
Allan James (2)Jonas
Chris Ralph (1) Graham
Ramsay (1) Joost
Schuitemaker (1) Reinhold
(1) Yann Fulliquet
(2) Alan Pinkerton (1) John
A must have species if you
are a keen Corydoras keeper. Females grow
larger than the males. Lineage: Placed
in Lineage 4 which includes two of the dwarf species
and a revison would be a resurrection of the disused
Microcorydoras (Myers, 1953) with the designated
type species: C. hastatus. Aquarium
Care: Will do best in a small species only
tank or kept with small tankmates such as small tetras
and dwarf rasboras. C.pygmaeus is a bit like
that it likes to shoal in midwater and as such should
be kept in a group of at least six. Substrate can
be of fine sand and plants such as java moss and java
fern can be used alongside rockwork for further effect.
If kept in a species tank for breeding, a fine substrate,
java moss and a sponge filter would suffice with weekly
50% water changes to keep the water pure. Diet:
Small foods such as microworm, grindal worm, good
quality flake and tablets. Frozen foods such as bloodworm.
of the Rio Madeira, near Calama. Ecuador, Tributaries
of the Rio Aguarico. Peru, Rio Nanay, west of
the city of Iquitos. Type locality:
einem Nebenfluß des Rio Madeira (Brasilien).
Male: 2.5cm (1ins) Female:
157. July 2009 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 revisited.