This could be the species
that was being bred by a North of England aquarist
which ultimately led to the "Gold"
Aspidoras.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.
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
foods. Remarks: C037 has turned out
to be the same species as A. poecilus.
America: Brazil, Goiás, Rio Tesouras
(tributary of Rio Peixe).
Male: 3.5cm (1½ins)
Female: 4.0cm (1¾ins)
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
revisited. Hetherington, John; Pers Comm.