A. sp C118


Aspidoras sp C118 “Senger”      

Location: Brazil

Temperature: 68-75

Size: 1.75-2”

Status: Breeding consistently


The genus Aspidoras is quite the mess in the U.S. A few species have been miss-identified and hybridized in the past making purists hesitant to purchase them. Fortunately, the C118 is pretty unique in its appearance and could really only be confused with A. taurus. Which to my knowledge, has never been in the U.S. The spotting on the head sets it apart from the Aspidoras spilotus and A. cf albater currently in the U.S. trade. Aspidoras appreciate high water flow and will spawn as close to the current as possible including inside the uplift of the sponge filter and climbing up the outflow of Hang on the back filters. I place a mop directly in the outflow of the matten filter. Condition with high protein pellets, such as earthworm or brine shrimp sticks. Blackworms and cool water changes will almost definitely trigger a spawn.

More info: http://www.planetcatfish.com/common/species.php?species_id=1876