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Brochis splendens  (Castelnau, 1855)
Image contributors to this species:
Danny Blundell (7) Charles Gibbons (4) Ian Fuller (1) Julian Dignall (1) Craig (1) Graham Ramsay (1)
 ScotCat Sources:
Factsheet Article Etymology = Genus Etymology = species
Other Sources:
Fishbase  Google Search  All Catfish Species Inventory  Search ispecies
 
Relevant Information: Brochis splendens has a 12 dorsal ray count compared to B. britskii (15) and B. multiradiatus (17) and it has a far shorter snout than B. multiradiatus and does not posses the head shield of B.britskii. 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.
Common Name: Emerald Catfish 
Synonyms: Brochis coeruleus, Brochis dipterus, Callichthys splendens, Chaenothorax bicarinatus, Chaenothorax  semiscutatus.
Family: Callichthyidaemblycipitidae
Distribution: South America: Brazil: Rio Tocantins, Peru: Upper Amazon near Iquitos, Rio Ambyiacu, Rio  Orosa. Ecuador: Rio Napo. Type locality: Rio Tocantins, Brazil.
Size: 8cm (3¼ins)
Temp: 22-27°C (72-81°F)
p.H. 6.5-7.0.
Reference: ScotCat Factsheet no. 55. Jan 2001.


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