Simular to Scleromystax
differs from this species by a more elongated body,
a different head shape a shorter snout and the overal
length is shorter, also the head is less pigmented.
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 although the males can get very territorial.
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, State of Sao Paulo, Rio Juquia.
Male: 5.5cm (2¼ins)
Female: 6.0cm (2½ins)
& 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