of its similarity toCorydoras
metae, coming from the same
locality. C. simulatus is one of only four species that
posses a third pair of rictal barbels, C.
geoffroy and C.
amapaensis are the
other three. These extra barbels are short and not that easy to
see unless the fish is stationary. There are two different forms
in the hobby, one with black dorsal markings and a plain body and
the other with a black blotch to the body. Similar looking to C.
imported with the exporters name of C."Olga" (also C.septentrionalis).
Aquarium Care: As this is
one of the longer snouted species it will be well suited to most
community tanks. A well planted tank with a soft substrate such
as sand so they can bury their snouts while searching out food.
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.
America: Colombia; Rio Ocoa, Rio Manacacias, tributary
of the Rio Meta near Puerto Gaitau.