Towards the end of 1999 an unseen before species of Corydoras, appeared in several of the aquatic shops that I frequent. This proved to be a new species, which had in fact just been described by Joachim Knaack, in the German Journal 'Aktuel' and had been given the name Corydoras spectabilis (Knaack, 1999). Although the fish was actually described in 1999 the publication issue was dated for 1/2000 but was actually available in December. This gave rise to the fish being nick named 'The Millennium Cory'. The fish comes from the upper Rio Guapore in the area of Vila Bela, Mato Grosso , Brazil .