Menezesi Catfish (Aspidoras menezesi)

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Menezesi Catfish

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Menezesi Catfish

Aspidoras menezesi

Moderate

sg

Freshwater

pH

6.0 - 7.0

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6-16 °d

1:1 M:F

15-25 years



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Origin

Sexing

Mature females will be more full around the belly than more slender males.

Tank compatibility

This fish should be kept in groups of at least 5-6 of its own kind. Can be bullied by aggressive tank mates.

Diet

Will be partial towards live/frozen foods such as daphnia and brine shrimp, may be weaned on to sinking omnivore pellets and wafers.

Feeding regime

Feed once or twice a day.

Environment Specifics

Décor should be fine sand, not sharp as this could damage their barbels, with hiding places in bogwood and rounded river rocks.

Behaviour

A peaceful active bottom-dwelling fish that will behave much like Corydoras.

Identification

Can be mistaken for Corydoras, but has a different shaped skull.

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