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The Spotted Aspidoras Catfish, scientifically known as Aspidoras spilotus, is a captivating species closely related to the corydoras. Visually similar to corydoras but with a more elongated and tubular body shape, these catfish exhibit spotted markings that sometimes merge into lines, along with a loosely connected lateral line often seen broken into a series of dots. With a beautiful bronzy green iridescence, particularly striking on their gill plates, these nano catfish add an enchanting touch to any aquarium.

Native to river drainages in Brazil's Ceará state, near the northeastern coast, Spotted Aspidoras Catfish are adaptable to various water conditions, including slightly acidic to neutral or slightly alkaline environments. They graze on natural biofilm and algae, appreciating the addition of branches and leaf litter for hiding spots and grazing surfaces. Supplementing their diet with higher protein foods like bloodworms or brine shrimp enhances their nutritional intake.

These catfish are armored, equipped with spines on their dorsal and pectoral fins, which are venomous, providing them protection against most tankmates, except those capable of swallowing them whole. They are a wonderful addition to community tanks due to their small size, peaceful nature, and gregarious behavior, often schooling around in midwater.

 

Species: Aspidoras spilotus
Common Name: Spotted Aspidoras Catfish
Origin: South America
Diet: Omnivore
pH Range: 6.8 – 7.2
Temperature: Tropical 24°C – 28°C
Breed Type: Egg Layer
Max Size: Approximately 5cm
Sex: Un-sexed

 

Aspidoras Spilotus CW125 Corydoras

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