Species group: Corydoras
Other common names: Sixray Corydora
Scientific name: Aspidoras pauciradiatus
The False Corydora is a small fish that has a very beautiful color pattern. Well cared for fish display black chevron markings running from the caudal peduncle to the mid-dorsal area. The underside is white. In some fish, a golden lateral line runs through the body. There is a black blotch to the dorsal. It is often called the Sixray Corydora due to the six soft rays in the dorsal. The other fish in the genus have seven.
Aspidoras pauciradiatus is shy and retiring by nature. Hence, it is not suited to a mixed community tank. Larger tank mates pose a hazard due to its tiny size. Small Characins or Tetras serve as tank mates in a smaller tank. These fish can be left on their own as well. It is best to house six or more False Corydoras together.
The tank is ideally of the size of 18" x 12" x 12". It is planted with Java Moss and Java Fern. A sand substrate may also be added. The tank is equipped with a box or sponge filter. Weekly water changes of 30 to 50% are advisable.
community tanks, COOL FISH, great addition, beautiful fish, limited space
small size, Hikari algae pellets, high quality flake, snout