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Aspidoras lakoi  Miranda Ribeiro, 1949

Image contributors to this species:

Ingo Seidel (1)

ScotCat Sources:

Article Etymology = Genus Etymology = species

Other Sources:

Fishbase  Google Search  All Catfish Species Inventory
 

Relevant Information:

The Aspidoras genera differ from Corydoras by their different behaviour such as their swimming habits. The eyes are smaller, body smaller and a smaller head shape in Aspidoras compared with Corydoras. Aspidoras posses a duel fontanel bone structure in the skull whereas Corydoras have only the one larger fontanel. Aquarium Care: Aspidoras lakoi is fairly uncommon in the hobby but as with all of this genus they are best kept in groups of six or more and are best housed with small fishes that are not aggressive. Provide a planted area in the tank for cover and include a soft substrate such as sand or small rounded gravel. Diet: Flake, tablet foods, small live and frozen foods. Remarks: Many species of Aspidoras are difficult to tell apart unless there is catchment information available.

Common Name:

None

Synonyms:

None

Family:

Callichthyidaemblycipitidae

Distribution:

South America: Brazil : Pequeno córrego na floresta do Grotão, Fazenda da Cachoeira, Município de Passos, Estado de  Minas Gerais.

Size:

4.0cm (1½ins)

Temp:

22-25°C (71-77°F)

p.H.

6.0-7.0.

Reference:

ScotCat Article: The Genus Aspidoras.

 

 

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