Similar looking to Corydoras
is found in the same location but with a red colouration.
Belongs to the 'Elegans group' which would place it
in Lineage 5. A revision in the future
could involve the resurrection of the genus name Gastrodermus
(Cope, 1878), with the designated type species: C.
elegans. 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
good quality flake.
CW018, Red elegans
Northeastern Peru, A small creek entering the Lago
Yarina, in the Pacaya Samira National Reserve.
Male: 4.5 cm (1¾ins)
Female: 5.0cm (2ins)
Ian A. M. Fuller & Hans-Georg
Identifying Corydoradinae Catfish Supplement 1. Ian
Alexandrou, Markos & Taylor, Martin. (2011).
Evolution, ecology and taxonomy of the Corydoradinae