This species is similar to
Argentina. Lineage: Belongs to the
'Elegans group' which would place it in Lineage 5,
and 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
a good quality flake.
Brazil; Amazonas, Rio Uatuman.
Male: 5.0 cm (2ins) Female:
Markos & 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.