Hog-Nosed Brochis (Brochis multiradiatus)

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Hog-Nosed Brochis

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Hog-Nosed Brochis

Brochis multiradiatus

132 Litres (35 US G.)

7.6-10.2cm (3-4 ")

sg

Freshwater

pH

6.0 - 7.2

21 -24 °C (69.8-75.2°F)

6-16 °d

1:2 M:F

Omnivore
Pellet Foods
Flake Foods
Live Foods

5-8 years

Family

Callichthyidae



Additional names

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.

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