pretty little Cory was first collected by Harald Schultz
in the Rondõnia area of Brazil in the main
streams of the upper Rio Guapore and was thus named
after this river by Jocham Knaack in 1961.
is as with many Corydoras, inoffensive in
the aquariumand will tend to shoal in the
middle layers of the tank much like C.
hastatusso it would be better with its own kindina group to make it feel more secure in its surroundings.
are three Corydoras that are similar to C.
C. caudimaculatus is a more stockier looking
fish with many spots on the body, C. ourastigma
has an elongated snout and a larger blotch on the
caudal peduncle and C.similis has a metalic
blue/green body colouration and has a fainter blotch
to its caudal peduncle. As you canseein the top picture that guapore has
also a distint body shape and large eye.Also similar to
Will do best in
a group of about 6 in a planted tank with hiding placesand a soft substrate such as sand or a smooth
gravel base. Filtration isa personal choice
with either internal or external power filters with
a good water flow.
It is not the
easiest Corydoras to find in the aquatic
shops and not the cheapest either, but if you can
afford it and have the tank space, it is one of the
nicest looking cory's around, and you could maybe
be one of the few to spawn this species.
in Lineage 4 which includes two of the dwarf species
and a revison would be a resurrection of the disused
Microcorydoras (Myers, 1953) with the designated
type species: C. hastatus.
Brazil, Guaporé River basin. Type locality:
Brasilien, im Hauptstrom des oberen Rio Guaporé.
Head short and compact. Large
eyes. Shaped more in common with the dwarf Cory's
such as C. pygmaes and C. hastatus.
Sandy coloured body, can
turn to a orange/yellow when in good condition with
very fine spots. Blackish/blue blotch to caudal
peduncle. Adipose fin with black blotch to rear.
Dorsal fin with spotted bands. Caudal fin with noticeable
banding, of 8 to 10 rows of spots.
Care & Compatibility
This is akin to most of this
genus, very peaceful, and would be best housed with
small to medium tankmates such as Tetras Rasboras
Not been bred
as often as some other Corydoras but keeping
up the water changes regularly will hopefully entice
them to show an interest in breeding. There is an
where there has been success with this species on
Can be fed most aquarium fare
such as good quality flake, grindel and white worm,
tablet foods and frozen foods such as bloodworm. Also
keen on Brine Shrimp Naupli.
skin,(helmeted Doras) cuirass. guapore:
Named after Rio Guapore, where this Corydoras
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. Seus, Werner; Corydoras The most
popular armoured catfishes of South America. Dähne