This species was formerly
split into two subspecies, this one which was C.
blochi blochi and the other, C. blochi vittatus,
which is now a species in its own right as C.
It was also cataloged in the C-number system as C032.
Placed in Lineage 1 the "saddle-nosed" species
and when there is a revision they will stay as Corydoras
(Lacépède, 1803) with the type species
of C. geoffroy La Cépède, 1803.
Aquarium Care: As this is one of
the longer snouted species it will be well suited
to most community tanks. A well planted tank with
a soft substrate such as sand so they can bury their
snouts while searching out food. Diet:
Readily accepts a mixed and varied diet which includes
granular foods, tablet food, frozen bloodworm and
good quality flake to name but a few.
Corydoras blochi blochi
Guyana; district Essequibo, Moco Creek near Lethem,
tributary of Rio Tacutú, Rio Branco system.
Fuller, I.A.M. &
2005 Identifying Corydoradinae Catfish Ian Fuller
Enterprises. 384 p 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 revisited.