Helen Burns (2)
Sandy Milne (1) Julian
Vedran Cuncic (2) Adrian Taylor
(6) Benny Hubel Hansen (1) Tony
This species lives alongside
other species such as C.
in its natural habitat. There is also an albino home-bred
variety 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 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.
False Blotch Tail Cory
Brazil; Madeira River basin.
Male: 5.5cm (2¼ins)
Female: 6.0cm (2½ins)
Fuller, I.A.M. &
Evers, H-G: 2005 Identifying Corydoradinae
Catfish 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
no. 150 Dec. 2008.