Has been bred in the hobby.
The adults tend to be a little secretive. The differences
are noted herebetween the Aspidoras
and Corydoras genera. Eye: very small
in Aspidoras small in Corydoras. Body
shape: smaller size and body shape in Aspidoras
compared to the much more bulkier Corydoras.
Head: smaller head shape in Aspidoras
compared with Corydoras. Aspidoras posses
a duel fontanel bone structure in skull whereas Corydoras
have only the one larger fontanel.
All Aspidoras belong to Lineage 2 with the
exception of A. pauciradiatus
which will prove to be
a Corydoras and if a revision is carried
out will be Gastrodermus (Cope, 1878) and
a member of Lineage 5 alongside members of the "elegans
group". Aquarium Care: 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
Many species of Aspidoras
are difficult to tell apart unless there is area catchment
information available. A. fuscoguttatus
and C119 turn out to
be the same species.
(1¾ins) Female: 5.0cm (2ins)
Genus Aspidoras. Ian A. M. Fuller & Hans-Georg Evers
(2011). Identifying Corydoradinae Catfish Supplement
1. Ian Fuller Enterprises. Alexandrou, Markos & Taylor, Martin.
(2011). Evolution, ecology and taxonomy of the Corydoradinae