Aspidoras pauciradiatus
Explanation of the symbols


Family : Callichthyidae
Origin : Brazil
Length of the vis : 3,5 cm - 1.5"
Min.length aquarium : 60 cm - 25"
English name : Sixray Corydoras
Small, peaceful schooling fish that you can keep together with small characins and dwarfcichlids.  The aquarium should be planted densely and the like a strong  filter.  A part of the substrate should be sandy, because they like to search after food in it and their tender barbels are easily damaged.  A regular changing of the water is necessary.

You should feed them small live food.  Dry food is accepted as well.

Breeding is very difficult.  The water should be acid (Ph 6) en very soft (Gh 0-1).  After a changing of the water with 75 %, the eggs are laid and fertilized between fine leaved plants.  After spawning it is recommendable to remove the eggs to another tank.  When the young fishes are swimming free you can raise them with vinegar-eels and some days later with baby brine shrimp.

Photo Credit
Schwaben Aquaristik

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