The Corydoras pictured
may prove to be a juvenile specimen of a known or
described species. We do not know enough about this
small species to elaborate further.
Placed in Lineage 9,
the "short-snouted" species with the designated
type species: C. punctatus. A revision and
a description 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:
Feeding Corydoras similis is not a problem
as they will readily consume commercial foods such
as flake, granular and tablet foods and frozen foods
such as bloodworms and daphnia, like all fish they
benefit from regular feedings of live foods such as
Daphnia, Cyclops, Grindal worms and bloodworms.
Brazil, Roraima, Rio Uatuma-Becken
Male: 4.0 cm (1½ins)
Female: 4.5cm (1¾ins)
22-26°C (71 -79°F)
www.corydorasworld.com Ian A. M. Fuller & Hans-Georg Evers
(2011). Identifying Corydoradinae Catfish Supplement
1. Ian Fuller Enterprises. Alexandrou, Markos & Taylor, Martin.
(2011). Evolution, ecology and taxonomy of the Corydoradinae