On a side note.. is there a false peppered cory?
This question opens the door for me to rant about common names, so my apology in advance.
Common names are "common" only to those who use them with that fish in mind. Stores often make up a name to sell a fish. Sometimes a fish species will have a reasonably "common" common name attached to it, such as the neon tetra. Most aquarists would know which species this is from the common name. But even that is not always certain. The cardinal is called the red neon in Europe.
"False" this or that can be even more misleading. I have been forced into using common names for the fish species I add to the profiles here, because the system uses the common name to track them. I have made several up. For instance, I called Aspidoras pauciradiatus the "False Cory." No one in the world would have the slightest idea as to what fish a "False Cory" refers. But I couldn't think of another.
I called Corydoras duplicareus the "False Aldolfo Cory" and while that has merit--this species is scientifically C. duplicareus from the Latin meaning to duplicate, since it is almost identical in patterning to the true C. adolfoi--it is still not universally known or accepted; and it could just as easily be used with respect to C. imitator, which also copies the C. adolfoi pattern, as indeed does yet another species, C. serratus. C. imitator and C. serratus are extremely rare in the hobby, I wold venture to say no hobbyist has them; should the day ever come when I have to add either to the profile, I've no idea what name I will make up for it. Maybe "second false adolfo" and "third false adolfo" or something? And to add to the confusion, in stores you will almost always see C. duplicareus named "Adolfo's Cory" simply because it is now the more commonly-available cory with this pattern. But strictly speaking it is not Adolfo's cory.
Common names have absolutely no value with respect to identifying a species. The "C" numbers for new cory species and "L" numbers for new loricarid species that have not yet been described and thus named scientifically make much more sense.
Learning the scientific name is not that difficult; no more so than learning to speak in the first place, and most of us managed that.
Scientific names are universal, understood by everyone everywhere, and specific to one species. I go into this more in my article on fish names if anyone is interested.