Allan James (1) Vedran Cuncic
in the first first 5 images were collected by the image contributor
Carlos Bishop in the Corrientes province of N.E.Argentina near the
Paraguayan border. They were caught in densely planted areas with
a gravel bottom, the water was quite limpid and they are always living
the winter the water temperature gets down to between 10 to11ºC
(47-49ºf) and even as low as 7 to 8ºC (39-43ºf).
Seemingly wild hybrids with C. aeneus are very common.
There is a similar looking species from the
Mato Grosso in Brazil which has been given the C-number code of
Aquarium care: This is akin to most
of this genus, very peaceful, and would be best housed with small
to medium tank mates such as Tetras, Rasboras and Danios
or in a species tank for breeding
purposes. 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 health.
Remarks: Lower temperatures in the aquarium will
be beneficial to this species.
America: Argentina; ParanáRiver Basin, Buenos Aires, La Plata.