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.
All Aspidoras belong to Lineage
2 with the exception of A.
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
which will suffer at the hands of aggressive tank
mates. Will do well in a species tank or a community
tank with smaller inmates such as tetras and rasboras.
Best to keep in a shoal of at least four. Diet:Prefer live foods such as newly hatched brine
shrimp but will also take frozen food and good quality
flake, plus tablet food. Breeding:
Has been bred. Similar to Corydoras in this
respect but they do tend to eat their eggs, so removing
parents or eggs after spawning is a good idea. They
lay their eggs in Java moss or on the aquarium glass
and you can raise the young as per the Corydoras
Male: 4.5cm (1¾ins)
Female: 5.0cm (2ins)
www.corydorasworld.com 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.