(Scleromystax barbatus)

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Remarks: Scleromystax barbatus are a large relative of Corydoras from Brazil. They have black and gold bodies with spots covering the head and shoulder. Males have extended dorsal and pelvic fins that can reach an inch in length. They are a beautiful species, and provide lots of activity in the bottom area of your tank. Males can be territorial towards other males, but this is not a problem in a tank longer than 3.5'. 

Corydoras are often looked at as "scavengers," but they should be treated in a similar fashion as the rest of your fish. They are omnivores and require a mixed diet. Flake food is readily accepted, as is baby brine shrimp and small pieces of blackworm. 

Scientific Name: Scleromystax barbatus

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Max Size: 3.5"

pH: 5.0-8.0

Hardness: Soft

Temperature: 72-82°

Aggressiveness: Peaceful

Region of Origin: South America

Captive Bred or Wild: Captive Bred

Diet: Flake or pellet

Compatibility: Schooling fish, dwarf cichlids, small catfish, livebearers, invertebrates.

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