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Aspidoras depinnai


Author: This stat was written by Ruthy an active contributor to the site.
Family: Callichthyidae
Species: Aspidoras depinnai
Note: A relatively new species, seldom seen in the hobby. With it's small size and peaceful nature it should become more readily available.
Common Name: None.
Size: Up to 1.6in (4cm)
Habitat: South America: Rio Ipojuca basin, Brazil. Specimens collected from a small creek.
Min Tank Size: At least 10 gallons.
Diet: Omnivorous, They will eat some vegetation and plant/algae material off of rocks and wood, but make sure to feed them in addition: vegetable tablets, live, or flake food.
Behavior: A peaceful species that won't harass or harm others. Should be kept in groups of 6 or more.
Water: Temperature of 71°F to 75°F (22°-24° C) , pH range: 6.5 7.2; soft to medium hardness, KH 3-10, dH 0-12.
Care: Be sure to supplement their food as they are not exclusive algae eaters. Provide a soft, sandy substrate along with areas of dense planting and driftwood pieces for shelter. Some surface movement is recommended.
Communities: Can be housed with other peaceful freshwater fish.
Suitability: Best in a South American biotope tank. All experience levels, excellent addition to community tanks as a bottom dweller.

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