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Aspidoras microgalaeus Britto, 1998

Image contributors to this species:

Hans-Georg Evers (2) Mark Allison (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: 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: Estado do Mato Grosso, small tributary of Rio Culuene, km 86 of  Paranatinga - Canarana road, Rio Xingú basin, 14°00’S, 54°38’W.

Size:

3.5cm (1½ins)

Temp:

22-24°C (71-75°F)

p.H.

6.5-7.2.

Reference:

ScotCat Article: The Genus Aspidoras.

 

 

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