Sailfin Brochis (Brochis splendens)
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94,635.295 mL 94.6 Litres (25 US G.)
12.7 cm 7.6-12.7cm (3-5 ")
5.8 - 8.0
531.27 °R 301.15 K
542.07 °R22 -28 °C (71.6-82.4°F)
- Common Brochis, Emerald Catfish, Emerald Aeneus Cories, Emerald Green Cories, Emerald Green Cory, Sailfin Brochis
Additional scientific names
- Corydoras splendens, Brochis coeruleus, Brochis dipterus, Callichthys splendens, Callichthys taiosh, Chaenothorax bicarinatus, Chaenothorax eigenmanni, Corydoras semiscutatus
- South America: Amazon River basin.
- Female is larger and has large pelvic fins. Difficult to breed in captivity.
- They do well with Corydoras and are often seen shoaling with them. Is a good community fish that thrives well with peaceful tank mates. To avoid stress, keep this fish in groups of 3 or more.
- Will take most foods, must be sinking as this fish will eat off the substrate. Will take flake, pellets, frozen and live foods.
- Feed once or twice a day.
- Soft rounded substrate or sand, planted aquarium is preferred with hiding places.
- A peaceful bottom-dwelling fish that prefers to be in groups.
- Looks like an over-sized Bronze Cory with rich emerald green flanks. The main difference between this and Corydoras species is it's size and how wide the dorsal fin is. Corydoras species usually have 6-8 rays on the dorsal while B. splendens has 10-12 rays.
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