There are reputed to be different
forms of this species in the hobby.
Lineage: Placed in Lineage 9, the
"short-snouted" species with the designated
type species: C. punctatus. A revision 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
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
Upper Amazon River basin, Ecuador and Peru. Type
Locality: Ecuador, Río Conambo at
mouth of Río Shione (about 2º00'S, 76º30'W),
Río Tigre system, Est. Pastaza.
(1¾ins) Female: 5.0cm. (2ins)
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