Allan James (3)Ian
Danny Blundell (1) Ian M.
Clift (2) Hans-Georg Evers (2)
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.
Lineage: All Scleromystax
species belong to Lineage 3 and would remain as Scleromystax
(Günther, 1864) with the designated type species
of Scleromystaxbarbatus. Aquarium
Care: Sometimes the males ofScleromystax
species can get aggressive to other males so
maybe one male to a group may be the best way to go
if there are conflicts in the aquarium. 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
South America:Brazil; Coastal drainages from Rio de Janeiro
to Santa Catarina.
Male: 10.0cm (4ins) Female:
& Taylor, Martin. (2011). Evolution, ecology
and taxonomy of the Corydoradinae revisited. Ian A. M. Fuller &
Hans-Georg Evers (2011).
Identifying Corydoradinae Catfish Supplement 1. Ian