Allan James (2)
Danny Blundell (3) Chris
Ralph (2) Sandy Milne (1)
Lindsay Dobree-Carey (2) Hans-Georg
First given the C-number of
C027 before it was described. Similar to C.
gosseiwhich they are found alongside, but with a longer
snout. Also found alongside CW069.
All of these three mentioned species like a warmer
temperature in the aquarium. Lineage:
Placed in Lineage 8 sub clade 4 which comprises the
"intermediate long-snouts" with deeper bodies.
It also includes Brochis in sub-clade 1 which
was synonymised with Corydoras by Britto
in 2003 but in time there will be a revision which
will resurrect Brochis (Cope, 1871) to full
genera again. Aquarium Care: A minimum
size of 24” x 15” X 12” for a shoal
of these catfish. The preferred substrate for keeping
them should be good quality aquarium sand such as
BD Aquarium Sand, or very smooth rounded gravel in
order to prevent their barbels from being damaged.
The aquarium should provide some shelter in the form
of rocks, bogwood and aquatic plants. As with all
other species of fish, water quality and general husbandry
is very important, and I would recommend that the
aquarist undertake a minimum of 25% water change on
a fortnightly basis. Diet: As with
all the other Corydoras, Corydoras seussi
readily accepts a mixed and varied diet. sinking pellets,
good quality flake foods, granular foods, cultured
whiteworm and frozen foods such as bloodworm. Etymology:
Named after German ichthyologist Dr Werner Seuss.
C027, Seuss' Corydoras
Brazil; Mamoré River basin
Male: 6.5cm (2½ins)
Female: 7.0cm (2¾ins)
Markos & Taylor, Martin. (2011). Evolution,
ecology and taxonomy of the Corydoradinae revisited. Ian A. M. Fuller & Hans-Georg Evers
(2011). Identifying Corydoradinae Catfish Supplement
1. Ian Fuller Enterprises. ScotCat
no. 126. Dec. 2006.