Corydoras are identified by their twin rows of armour plates along the flanks and by having fewer than 10 dorsal fin rays. They are most commonly confused with the other genera in the sub-family, namely Brochis, Scleromystax and Aspidoras.
All over spotted head and body, striped caudal and black blotch in top half of caudal.
||As with most Corydoras catfish, this species is always hungry and will eat a wide variety of foods including shrimp pellets, blood worms, brine shrimp, and pre-soaked flake food. It can be fed three times a day, but only twice is necessary (in the morning, and again towards the evening).
||There should be fine smooth round gravel or sand in the bottom of the tank as these fish are constantly sifting through it for food. Live plants are not a necessity, but are suggested as they are beneficial in many ways.
||This fish is very peaceful and gets along well with other fish, and it will not harass another fish in its aquarium - no matter how big or small.
Corydoras punctatus is a very social catfish and will not only get along with other catfish, it will do well with them and keeping it in a shoal with other Corydoras is strongly recommended. Any species of Corydoras will be an excellent tankmate for this fish, and other good candidates are angelfish, gouramis, and etras among others.
||The species has been successfully bred under aquarium conditions.