This undescribed Scleromystax
species is closely related to S.
grows larger. 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. Remarks: All Scleromystax
species belong to Lineage 3 and would remain as Scleromystax
(Günther, 1864) with the designated type species
Costal region of eastern Brazil.
Male: 6.0 cm (2½ins)
Female: 6.5cm (2¾ins)
Ian A. M. Fuller & Hans-Georg
Identifying Corydoradinae Catfish Supplement 1. Ian
Alexandrou, Markos & Taylor, Martin. (2011).
Evolution, ecology and taxonomy of the Corydoradinae