Hans-Georg Evers (1) Graham
Ramsay (2) Allan James (2)
Known in the trade as Scleromystax
‘Baianinho II’. Scleromystax
species are found in the rainforest streams, and not
in the open river areas. This genus is related more
to the Aspidoras than the Corydoras
genera. As this genera are found on the south east
coast of Brazil they will do better at lower temperatures.
C112 has been bred in the hobby. 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. Remarks:
All Scleromystax species belong to Lineage
3 and would remain as Scleromystax (Günther,
1864) with the designated type species of Scleromystaxbarbatus.
C112, Baianinho II
South America:Brazil, São Paulo State.
Male: 8.0cm (3¼ins)
Female: 7.5cm (3ins)
Ian A. M. Fuller & Hans-Georg
Identifying Corydoradinae Catfish Supplement 1. Ian
Alexandrou, Markos & Taylor, Martin.(2011). Evolution, ecology and taxonomy of
the Corydoradinae revisited.