Brochis splendens is a very adaptable and peaceful fish and great for the community aquarium. Single specimens may be shy and easily startled they are far more confident and outgoing if kept in a group of five or more.
Use fine sand for a substrate because their barbels are quite delicate and easily damaged which could lead to the early demise of the fish through infection. Brochis are safe with most fish even very small ones and they won’t damage plants.
Brochis splendens is safe to house with most peaceful fish. But they live in the same niche as most Corydoras species and because they are generally much larger and more robust than smaller Corydoras they may out compete them so it isn’t a good idea to house the two together.
They are a better option than Corydoras for the Discus aquarium because they are much happier than most Corydoras at higher temperatures and they will perform the same role.
- Species – Corydoras Brochis Splendens
- Common Name – Emerald catfish
- Origin – South America
- Diet – omnivore
- PH Range – 5.8 – 8
- Temperature – Tropical 20°c – 28°c
- Breed Type – Egg Layer
- Current Size – approximately 4cm (Grows to approximately 7-9cm)
- Sex – Un-sexed