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The feature for which C121
is known, the brown patch behind the gill cover, does
not appear until the fish are around 4 months old
and about 3cm in size. 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 flake food. Remarks:
This species could be a population of C.
burgessiwhich shows this unique gill pattern.
C121, Corydoras cf.
South America:Brazil, upper Rio Negro.
& 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. www.corydorasworld.com