Was in the Aspidoras
genera untill proven to be a Scleromystax
species. All Scleromystax species belong
to Lineage 3 and would remain as
Scleromystax (Günther, 1864) with the
designated type species of Scleromystaxbarbatus.
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
grindal worm. Remarks: Still found
in most online sources as Aspidors virgulatus.
South America:Brazil, Espírito Santo, Córrego
Chumbado, estrada de Linhares (19°22’S,
40°04’W) a São Mateus (18° 44’S,
39°53’W), município de Linhares.
Male: 4.0cm (1½ins)
Female: 4.5cm (1¾ins)
Ian A. M. Fuller & Hans-Georg
Identifying Corydoradinae Catfish Supplement 1. Ian
Alexandrou, Markos & Taylor, Martin. (2011).
Evolution, ecology and taxonomy of the Corydoradinae
Observations of Three Species of the Genus Corydoras.