This is one of two similar
Brochis species collected by Joachim Knaack
from the same location. CW034 has a short snout
and CW035is longer.
Aquarium Care: Keeping 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. Brochis
is included in Lineage 8 (sub-clade 1) with the "intermediate
long-snouts" with deeper bodies.
Bolivia, Rio Blanco, Rio Negro drainage.
www.corydorasworld.com Ian A. M. Fuller & Hans-Georg Evers
(2011). Identifying Corydoradinae Catfish Supplement
1. Ian Fuller Enterprises. Alexandrou, Markos
& Taylor, Martin. (2011). Evolution, ecology
and taxonomy of the Corydoradinae revisited.