has a 15 dorsal ray count compared toB.
multiradiatus (17) and it has its
head covered ventrally by a large shield which is
unique to this family. Its snout is also shorter than
B. multiradiatus. Lineage:Brochis is included in Lineage 8
(sub-clade 1) with the "intermediate long-snouts"
with deeper bodies. Aquarium Care:
An ideal addition to an aquarium containing fish such
as South American dwarf cichlids, tetras and small
barbs, just as long as the other occupants are not
too aggressive. Diet: Readily accepts
a mixed and varied diet which includes sinking foods
such as catfish pellets, tablets and frozen bloodworm.
These catfish benefit from the addition of some meatier
foods in their diet such small or chopped earthworms.
Brochis was synonymised with Corydoras
by Britto in 2003 but in time there will be a
revision which will resurrect Brochis (Cope,
1871) to full genera again so in the meantime we are
sticking with Brochis as there is marked
differences with the both genera.
Brazil, Paraguay (upper Rio Paraguay).
Male: 8.0cm (3¼ins)
Female: 9.0cm (3½ins)
133. July 2007. Ian A. M. Fuller &
Hans-Georg Evers (2011).
Identifying Corydoradinae Catfish Supplement 1. Ian
Alexandrou, Markos & Taylor, Martin. (2011).
Evolution, ecology and taxonomy of the Corydoradinae