Bronze Cory is the most popular and most widespread Corydoras in the
hobby. This stands in a strong contrast to the scientific knowledge
about the systematics of that species. From a systematist´s point of
view the Bronze Cory is among the least understood species of the genus.
Currently only one species is accepted, which inhabits practically the
complete South American subcontinent. This for sure does not reflect the
the first time ever we can offer Bronze Corys that we have imported via
Cuiabá (state of Mato Grosso) in Brazil. This form is quite similar to
the species C. macrosteus, described by Regan in 1912 from the Rio
Piracicaba (state of Sao Paulo). However, C. macrosteus is considered
only as a synonym of C. aeneus currently.
In any case the
enthusiasts now have a new and pretty variety of the Bronze Cory at
hand, which has a known origin. One should avoid to keep them along with
other Bronze Cory to exclude the possibility of hybridization.
For our customers: the animals have code 221153 on our stocklist. Please note that we exclusively supply the wholesale trade.
Text & photos: Frank Schäfer