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Aspidoras sp. (C119)

Image contributors to this species:

Hans-Georg Evers (1) Johnny Jensen's Photographic Library (1)

ScotCat Sources:

Article Etymology = Genus  

Other Sources:

Google Search  All Catfish Species Inventory
 

Relevant Information:

Has been bred in the hobby. The adults tend to be a little secretive. The differences are noted here between 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. 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:

C119

Synonyms:

None

Family:

Callichthyidaemblycipitidae

Distribution:

South America: Brazil

Size:

4.5cm (1¾ins) Male; 5.0cm (2ins) Female

Temp:

22-25°C (71-77°F)

p.H.

6.5-7.2.

Reference

ScotCat Article: Article no.48: The Genus Aspidoras

 

 

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