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
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: 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
& Taylor, Martin. (2011). Evolution,
ecology and taxonomy of the Corydoradinae revisited.
ScotCat Article: Article no.48: The
Hetherington, John; Pers Comm.