Belongs to the so called "Elegans
Group" and was collected by the image contributor.
Lineage: Placed 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
a good quality flake.
Peru, Rio Madre de Dios system. Small creek on the
north bank 15 km downstream from Peurto Maldonado.
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.