This undescribed Scleromystax
species is closely related to S.
grows larger. Lineage: All Scleromystax
species belong to Lineage 3 and would remain as Scleromystax
(Günther, 1864) with the designated type species
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 grindal worm.
Costal region of eastern Brazil.
Male: 6.0 cm (2½ins)
Female: 6.5cm (2¾ins)
& 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
Fuller Enterprises. www.corydorasworld.com