This much sought after cory
was not available to the hobby before 2004. It was
rediscovered that year by Lance Peck near the town
of Quincemil in Peru and since then has been spawned
regularly by fishkeepers, and as such the price of
individuals has come down dramatically. They will
spawn as per other species of this genera. For more
information on breeding the various species of Corydoras
you can visit the Breeding
section of ScotCat. Lineage: Placed
in Lineage 9, the "short-snouted" species
with the designated type species: C. punctatus.
A revision in the future would constitute the resurrection
of the genus name Hoplosopma (Agassiz, 1846).
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 a good quality
Two saddle corydoras
Peru, Est. Cuzco, at Cuzco. Type locality:
Rio Araza drainage, Cusco State.
Males 5.0cm (2ins) Females
& 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
231. September 2015.