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Aspidoras raimundi Steindachner, 1907

Image contributors to this species:

Allan James (1) Rob McLure (1)

ScotCat Sources:

Article Etymology = Genus Etymology = species

Other Sources:

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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 raimundi 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:

Raimundi's Aspidoras


Corydoras raimundi




South America: Brazil, Maranhão, at mouth of brook emptying into Rio Parnaíba at Alto Parnaíba (formerly Victoria), 09°08’S,  45°56’W.


3.5cm (1½ins)


20-23°C (67-73°F)




ScotCat Article: The Genus Aspidoras.



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