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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.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. Brochis
is included in Lineage 8 (sub-clade
1) with the "intermediate long-snouts" with
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:
55. Jan 2001. 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.