May be an albino version of
Aspidoras fuscoguttatus from the Goas region
of Brazil. Bred by a North of England aquarist. 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.
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: 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.
& Taylor, Martin. (2011). Evolution,
ecology and taxonomy of the Corydoradinae revisited.
ScotCat Article: Article no.48: The
Hetherington, John; Pers Comm.