Similar looking to C.
its colour pattern but due to its shape and size this
species belongs to the so called 'Elegans group' which
would place it in Lineage 5. A revision
in the future could involve the resurrection of the
genus name Gastrodermus (Cope, 1878), with
the designated type species: C. elegans.
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:
Readily accepts a mixed and varied diet which includes
granular foods, tablet food, frozen bloodworm and
good quality flake.
CW048, C. elegans "Tibiti"
Brazil, Spari creek.
Male: 4.5 cm (1¾ins)
Female: 5.0cm (2ins)
Ian A. M. Fuller & Hans-Georg
Identifying Corydoradinae Catfish Supplement 1. Ian
Alexandrou, Markos & Taylor, Martin. (2011).
Evolution, ecology and taxonomy of the Corydoradinae