Sailfin Brochis (Brochis splendens)

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Sailfin Brochis

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Sailfin Brochis

Brochis splendens

Moderate

94.635 liters
94,635.295 mL
94.6 Litres (25 US G.)

12.7 cm 7.6-12.7cm (3-5 ")

sg

Freshwater

pH

5.8 - 8.0

295.15 K
71.6 °F
531.27 °R
301.15 K
82.4 °F
542.07 °R
22 -28 °C (71.6-82.4°F)

6-15 °d

1:2 M:F

Uncommon

10-12 years



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Additional names

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


Origin

South America: Amazon River basin.

Sexing

Female is larger and has large pelvic fins. Difficult to breed in captivity.

Tank compatibility

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.

Diet

Will take most foods, must be sinking as this fish will eat off the substrate. Will take flake, pellets, frozen and live foods.

Feeding regime

Feed once or twice a day.

Environment Specifics

Soft rounded substrate or sand, planted aquarium is preferred with hiding places.

Behaviour

A peaceful bottom-dwelling fish that prefers to be in groups.

Identification

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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