Adult males have an extended
first dorsal fin ray. Similar to C.
but this species has an orange blotch in the predorsal
region and the first ray of the dorsal is black whereas
C. schwartzi has a transparent or greyish
first dorsal fin ray followed by a black zone. Aquarium
Care: This is akin to most of this genus,
very peaceful, and would be best housed with small
to medium sized tankmates such as Tetras, Rasboras
and Danios or in a species tank for breeding purposes.
Best to purchase 6 individuals or more as they will
be happier in a group. Diet: Readily
accepts a mixed and varied diet which includes granular
foods, tablet food, frozen bloodworm and good quality
flake to name but a few.
South America: Brazil;
Purus River basin, middle Amazon system. Type
locality: Brasilien, Mündungsgebiet
des Rio Purus.
Fuller, I.A.M. &
2005 Identifying Corydoradinae Catfish 384p. Ferraris, C.J. Jr., 2007. Checklist
of catfishes, recent and fossil (Osteichthyes: Siluriformes),
and catalogue of siluriform primary types. Zootaxa