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Aspidoras sp. (CW126)

Image contributors to this species:

Hans-Georg Evers (2) Allan James (4)

ScotCat Sources:

Etymology = Genus  

Other Sources:

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: This genus 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. Breeding: In my experience they tend to leave between 6 and 10 eggs high up on the glass. You can roll the eggs off with your fingers after two to three days and place them into a small tank or plastic box, whatever is your choice. The hatching rate is very high and you can start feeding them after a couple of days after hatching with small foods such as microworm.

Common Name:

CW126

Synonyms:

None

Family:

Callichthyidae

Distribution:

Brazil; Rio Teles Pires.

Size:

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

Temp:

22-25°C (71-77°F)

p.H.

6.5-7.2.

Reference:

www.corydorasworld.com

 

 

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