Sixray Corydoras (Aspidoras pauciradiatus)

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Sixray Corydoras

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Sixray Corydoras

Aspidoras pauciradiatus

76 Litres (20 US G.)

2.5-3.6cm (1-1.4 ")




6.0 - 7.2

21.7-25°C (71 -77 °F)

3-12 °d

1:1 M:F

Pellet Foods
Flake Foods
Live Foods

15-25 years



Additional names

Sixray Corydoras, False Corydoras


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

Tank compatibility[edit]

This fish should be kept in groups of at least 5-6 of its own kind. Due to it's need with regard to currents and its size it's best kept with peaceful mid to top-dwelling fish including White Cloud Mountain Minnows and Zebra Danios.


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]

Feed once or twice a day.

Environment specifics[edit]

Requires a well filtered and oxygenated tank and prefers a reasonable current. Does best in mature tanks. Décor should be fine sand, not sharp as this could damage their barbels, with hiding places in bogwood and rounded river rocks.


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


Can be mistaken for Corydoras, but has a different shaped skull. It is quite elongated, similar to pygmy Corys, with a creamy white base colour covered in darker speckles and spots.


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