This Brochis species
is found in very small numbers in shipments alongside
Placed in Lineage 8 sub-clade 1 with the designated
type species of B. splendens.
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.
Male: 7.5cm (3ins) Female:
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.