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.