For the first time, we have this beautiful Corydoras, that was described already 1903 from Paraguay, as bred ones in stock. However, there is no possibility to distinguish the Corydoras aurofrenatus from C. ellisae, which was also described from Paraguay in 1940.
Therefore both species were synonymised by Axenrot and Kullander in 2003, the name C. aurofrenatus is older and therefore valid. According to this we know Corydoras aurofrenatus quite well in our hobby, because C. ellisae is a quite popular and well breedable Corydoras catfish, which we can also import from time to time (see https://www.aquariumglaser.de/en/fish-archives/corydoras_ellisae_en/).
For our customers: the animals have code 223002 on our stocklist. Please note that we only supply the wholesale trade.
Text & photos: Frank Schäfer