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Aspidoras sp. "albino"

Image contributors to this species:

Allan James (1)

ScotCat Sources:

Article Etymology = Genus  

Other Sources:

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Relevant Information:

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 here between 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. 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. 

Common Name:

Albino Aspidoras






Captive bred


4.0cm (1¾ins)


22-24°C (71-75°F)


6.0 -7.2.


ScotCat Article: Article no.48: The Genus Aspidoras
Hetherington, John;
Pers Comm.



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