Scientifically know as corydoras paleatus. This nice little catfish is very hardy and easy to take care of. This is usually a good starter catfish.
This active catfish has no behavior problems with other fish. This fish is not very social however, and will mind it's own business.
feeding and compatibility Edit
peppered corydoras are bottom feeders that feed on whatever lands on the bottom. The average lifespan of a cory living on food that falls on the bottom is about a year. If you feed it pellets and life foods it lives for about four years.