Sailfin Brochis (Corydoras splendens)

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Sailfin Brochis

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Sailfin Brochis

Corydoras splendens

95 Litres (25 US G.)

38.1-63.5cm (15-25 ")




5.8 - 8.0

22 -28 °C (71.6-82.4°F)

6-15 °d

1:2 M:F

Pellet Foods
Flake Foods
Live Foods

10-12 years



Additional names

Common Brochis, Emerald Catfish, Emerald Aeneus Cories, Emerald Green Cories, Emerald Green Cory, Sailfin Brochis

Additional scientific names

Brochis splendens, Brochis coeruleus, Brochis dipterus, Callichthys splendens, Callichthys taiosh, Chaenothorax bicarinatus, Chaenothorax eigenmanni, Corydoras semiscutatus

Origin[edit | edit source]

South America: Amazon River basin.

Sexing[edit | edit source]

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

Tank compatibility[edit | edit source]

They do well with Corydoras. Is a good community fish that thrives well with peaceful tank mates. To avoid stress, keep this fish in groups of 6 or more of it's own species.

Diet[edit | edit source]

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[edit | edit source]

Feed once or twice a day.

Environment specifics[edit | edit source]

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

Behaviour[edit | edit source]

A peaceful bottom-dwelling fish that needs to be in groups of 6+.

Identification[edit | edit source]

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. Other Corydoras species usually have 6-8 rays on the dorsal while C. splendens has 10-12 rays.

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