Menezesi Catfish (Aspidoras menezesi)

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Menezesi Catfish

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Menezesi Catfish

Aspidoras menezesi

76 Litres (20 US G.)

3.8-5.1cm (1.5-2 ")




6.0 - 7.0

21 -24 °C (69.8-75.2°F)

6-16 °d

1:1 M:F

Pellet Foods
Flake Foods
Live Foods

15-25 years



Sexing[edit | edit source]

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

Tank compatibility[edit | edit source]

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

Diet[edit | edit source]

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[edit | edit source]

Feed once or twice a day.

Environment specifics[edit | edit source]

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

Behaviour[edit | edit source]

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

Identification[edit | edit source]

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

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