kronei is similar,
especially the females. The males of S. barbatus and
S. kronei have different body patterns with the middle
band in S. kronei being solid wheras in S. barbatus
it is broken up somewhat. Aquarium Care: As with
most members of the Callichthyidaethey are peaceful.
The Scleromystax genera are good additions to "cool
water" aquarium set ups with maybe other cool water fish
such as White Cloud Mountain Minnows and other fish that are comfortable
with a temperature around the 70°f (21.5°c) mark. Diet:
As with other members of the Corydoradinae they relish tablet
and good quality flake food with frozen bloodworm a firm favourite.
They are also keen on chopped earthworms and other worm foods
such as white worm used sparingly, and grindal worm.