The reason for the common
name of "Black fin" is that the juveniles
have a black caudal fin in the first few weeks and
lose this trait as they get older, and into adulthood.
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.
Lineage: 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. Reproduction:
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
CW052 has now been proposed to be a hybrid.
Aspidoras "Black fin",
Male: 3.5cm (1¼ins)
Female: 4.0cm (1½ins)
& Taylor, Martin. (2011). Evolution,
ecology and taxonomy of the Corydoradinae revisited. Ian A. M. Fuller & Hans-Georg Evers
(2011). Identifying Corydoradinae Catfish Supplement
1. Ian Fuller Enterprises. www.corydorasworld.com