Could be a gold variety of
(species "Goia"). which
has now been proven to be Aspidoras poecilus.
The first three thumbnails are adult specimens given
to me by the breeder John Hetherington from Workington,
England and they were offspring from an original pair
of Aspidoras sp. Goia (C037) bred by him
in 1999. I managed to breed them myself in 2003. In
these pictures the eyes look red which would make
them albino, but it is the flash from the camera that
is duplicating this effect, the eyes are normal.
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.
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.