Believed in the scientific
community to be a synonym of C.
aeneus but in
the aquarium hobby there is still doubt about this.
The type material for this species has been lost during
the years of the second world war. There is also a
variety that was an aquarium
strain which was first bred in Germany in 1989 and
is now being bred in the Czech Republic and in the
hobby in large numbers. Placed in Lineage
7 alongside other members of the so called "aeneus
group" with the designated type species: C.
eques. A revision in the future would constitute
the resurrection of the genus name Osteogaster.
Aquarium Care: Will do well in a
community setup with smaller tank mates such as Rasboras
and Tetra's. Do not house with aggressive species
or large Cichlids. Reproduction:Breeding is comparatively easy with cool water
changes that lowers the temperature, triggering them
off. Feed a good balanced diet making sure that
they get their full quota of food if kept in a community
tank. Diet: A good quality flake
food provides all the essential vitamins that they
need with extra feedings of frozen bloodworm, white
worm (sparingly) and tablet food. Remarks:
In Eschmeyer's Catalog of Fishes the current status
is that it is a synonym of Corydoras aeneus