(Aspidoras poecilus)

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Remarks: Aspidoras poecilus are related to Corydoras, but differ in several ways. They have smaller eyes, longer bodies, and seem to be a bit more active in terms of swimming activity. The shimmering gold bodies glide back and forth across the sand searching for food, and occasionally doing laps around a face of glass. They are not very common in the hobby as this species is found in Brazil, where exporting can be a challenge. 

Aspirdoras, like their cousins the Corydoras, are often looked at as "scavengers," but they should be treated in a similar fashion as the rest of your fish. They are omnivores and require a mixed diet. Flake food is readily accepted, as is baby brine shrimp and small pieces of blackworm. 

Scientific Name: Aspidoras poecilus

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Max Size: 1.5"

pH: 6.0-7.2

Hardness: Soft

Temperature: 72-82°

Aggressiveness: Peaceful

Region of Origin: South America

Captive Bred or Wild: Captive Bred

Diet: Flake or pellet

Compatibility: Schooling fish, dwarf cichlids, small catfish, livebearers, invertebrates.

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