Was previously thought to
be Corydoras pestai (Holly, 1940) but as
the type material for this species was lost it has
been given the Corydoras World number of CW044. It
is also a possibility that this species could be a
colour variety of C.
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.
Male: 4.5cm. (1¾ins)
Female 5.0cm. (2ins)
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. www.