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Common Brochis
Alternative Name(s): Emerald Catfish
Scientific Name(s): Brochis splendens
Category: Tropical
Difficulty:
Maximum Size: 8cms
Minimum Tank Volume: 125 litres
Minimum Tank Size: 36" x 15" x 15"
Water Temperature Range: 22-28°C
Water pH Range: 6.0-8.0
Water Hardness Range: 2-30 dGH

General Information: A South American catfish, the Common Brochis grows larger than most Corydoras, reaching up to 4 inches in length. They have an emerald green iridescence covering most of the body, with a pink underside. They are an active and social fish, full of character.
Tank Requirements: A sand substrate must be used as they often root around the bottom looking for food. Plenty of sheltered areas should be provided to allow the fish to rest.
Diet Requirements: Will take most sinking catfish pellets and algae wafers. Loves live or frozen bloodworm and daphnia. Will also eat various blanched vegetables.
Compatibility: Social and non-aggressive. Great for a peaceful community tank.
Recommendations: A social fish best kept in a shoal of 6 or more.
Common Problems: Their barbels can be easily injured by unsuitable substrates which could lead to serious infection or even loss of the barbels.
Similar Species: Hog-nosed Brochis (Brochis multiradiatus), Giant Brochis (Brochis britskii), most other Corydoras catfish.
Sexing: Females will be slightly larger than the males in mature fish.
Breeding: A cooler than normal water change and live foods may encourage them to mate. Eggs are laid on surfaces, often on the aquarium glass or amongst plants. Remove the eggs to avoid them being eaten.
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