SOUTH AMERICA: Western Amazon River basin. Holotype
locality: Chancho Caņo, near Pebas, Amazon River system, Loreto,
Min Tank Size:
20 gallons (75 liters) or larger.
Min Shoal Size:
Best in groups of six or more.
OMNIVORE: Enjoys live or frozen bloodworms, glass
worms and white worms as well as algae wafers and sinking catfish
pellets. In nature it feeds on worms, benthic crustaceans, insects
and plant larvae, so brine shrimp, daphnia and grindal worms might
also be options.
Temperature of 70 to 75°F (21 to 24°C),
pH 6 to 8.0, 2-25° dH
Moderate. The long-snouted varieties of Corydoras
need special care because their snouts can reach deeper when searching
for food, making their barbels extra vulnerable. Soft, fine sand
is the ideal substrate and it needs to be kept spotless. They
benefit by having tall or floating plants, caves, driftwood and
rock work for cover. Water should be kept very clean, very low
in dissolved organics, high in dissolved oxygen with a moderate
A very gentle fish that does well as part of a peaceful
community. They're at their most benignly rambunctious as part
of a shoal of 4 to 6, keeping a ratio of one male to one female.
Excellent tankmates include small cyprinids, danios, dwarf cichlids,
livebearers, rasboras, small tetras and other small, peaceful
cats including otos and other Corydoras.
Some experience required.
This uncommon fish is named in honor of Mr. Henry