Hog-Nosed Brochis (Brochis multiradiatus)
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132 Litres (35 US G.)
7.6-10.2cm (3-4 ")
6.0 - 7.2
21 -24 °C (69.8-75.2°F)
- Hog-Nosed Brochis, Hognosed Brochis, Hognose Brochis, Long-Finned Brochis
Additional scientific names
- Chaenothorax multiradiatus
Origin[edit | edit source]
- South America: western Amazon River basin.
Sexing[edit | edit source]
- Males tend to have pointier pectoral and dorsal fins. Females are usually 'fatter'.
Tank compatibility[edit | edit source]
- Peaceful and suitable for community tanks with peaceful fish of similar size. Best kept in shoals of 6 or more.
Diet[edit | edit source]
- Will eat sinking live and frozen foods as well as catfish tablets or pellets.
Feeding regime[edit | edit source]
- Feed once or twice a day.
Environment specifics[edit | edit source]
- Prefers a spacious tank with hiding places and a large footprint, they also prefer a tank with at least 45.7cm (18") height, so tall tanks are ideal.
Behaviour[edit | edit source]
- Brochis and Corydoras species are peaceful shoaling fish and should be kept in groups of at least 6 or more of their own kind.
Identification[edit | edit source]
- Looks similar to Corydoras species. Usually has more rays (15-28) on it's dorsal and a longer snout then a Cory. Colour may be dull grey, blueish, or metallic green. Adults have clear fins.
Pictures[edit | edit source]
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- Fishbase (Mirrors: )