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Scleromystax kronei (A. de Miranda Ribeiro, 1907)

Image contributors to this species:

Jim Makin (2) Hans-Georg Evers (1) Allan James (2) Benny Hubel Hansen (2)

ScotCat Sources:

Article Etymology = genus Etymology = species

Other Sources:

Google Search  All Catfish Species Inventory

Relevant Information:

In 1980 Nijssen and Isbrücker named this species as a synonym of S. barbatus but in 2001 in a paper by Ian Fuller of Corydoras World they resurrected the name again. The male S. barbatus has a gold band over the snout whereas S. kronei is devoid of this feature but the females of both species can be difficult to tell apart. In Fishbase and the Catalog of Fishes, this species is still not recognised and is listed as a synonym (Corydoras kronei) of Sclromystax barbatus. Aquarium Care: As with most members of the Callichthyidae they 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.

 Common Name:



Corydoras kronei




South America: Brazil; São Paulo, Iporangue, Iguape, em buracos do leito dos Rios Una da  Aldeida e Despraiado


8.0cm (3¼ins)


21-25°C (69-77°F)


6.0 -7.2.





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