Close to C.
acrensis from which it differs mainly
in colouration. 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.
Peru, Río Madre de Dios.
Male: 4.5cm (1¾ins)
Female: 5.0cm (2ins)
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. Fuller, I.A.M. & Evers, H-G:
2005 Identifying Corydoradinae Catfish 384 p