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has a 12 dorsal ray count compared toB.
britskii (15) andB.
multiradiatus(17) and it has a far
shorter snout than B. multiradiatus and does
not posses the head shield of B.britskii.
Lineage: Brochis is included in
Lineage 8 (sub-clade 1) with the "intermediate
long-snouts" with deeper bodies. Aquarium
Care: Keeping Brochis splendens in
the aquarium does not present too much of a problem
as long as you provide good water conditions and a
few good hiding places to make them feel more secure
in their surroundings. You are also better keeping
at least 6 of this species as they are never very
happy kept as individuals. A planted tank can also
enhance their well being. Diet: The
usual fare for adult Corydoras, a good quality flake
food, tablet food, frozen bloodworm, grindal worm
and whiteworm used sparingly. Remarks:
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: Rio Tocantins, Peru: Upper Amazon near Iquitos,
Rio Ambyiacu, Rio Orosa. Ecuador: Rio Napo.
Type locality: Rio Tocantins, Brazil.
Male: 7.5cm ( 3ins) Female:
Markos & Taylor, Martin. (2011). Evolution,
ecology and taxonomy of the Corydoradinae revisited. Ian A. M. Fuller & Hans-Georg Evers
(2011). Identifying Corydoradinae Catfish Supplement
1. Ian Fuller Enterprises. ScotCat
55. Jan 2001.