Belongs to the so called "Elegans
Group" and was collected by the image contributor.
Placed 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.
Peru, Rio Madre de Dios system. Small creek on the
north bank 15 km downstream from Peurto Maldonado.
Male: 4.5cm (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