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: 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:
Aspidoras menezesi is fairly uncommon in the hobby and
the species that have/where imported as such are probably A.
taurus from the Mato
Grosso State. Many species of Aspidoras are difficult
to tell apart unless there is catchment information available.
Further info:In the not too
distant future this species will be a synonym to Aspidoras
raimundi, with A. spilotus also a synonym as
they are seemingly all the same species.
South America: Brazil
: Ceará, Rio Granjeiro at Crato, 07°10’S, 39°25’W,
tributary on left bank of Rio Salgado.