Brochis is included in Lineage 8 (sub-clade
1) with the "intermediate long-snouts" with
deeper bodies. 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.
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/Brochis,
a good quality flake food, tablet food, frozen bloodworm,
grindal worm and whiteworm used sparingly.
Brazil, Location unknown.
Male: 7.0 cm (2¾ins)
Female: 7.5cm (3ins)
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