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
America: Brazil : Ceará, Rio Granjeiro at Crato,
07°10’S, 39°25’W, tributary on left bank
of Rio Salgado.