Hog-Nosed Brochis (Brochis multiradiatus)

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Hog-Nosed Brochis

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Hog-Nosed Brochis

Brochis multiradiatus

Moderate

sg

Freshwater

pH

6.0 - 7.2

[[Minimum temperature::21 °TEMPLATE:UNITS-TEMP| ]] [[Maximum temperature::24 °TEMPLATE:UNITS-TEMP| ]]

6-16 °d

1:2 M:F

Omnivore
Pellet Foods
Flake Foods
Live Foods

5-8 years

Family

Callichthyidae



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Additional names

Hog-Nosed Brochis, Hognosed Brochis, Hognose Brochis, Long-Finned Brochis

Additional scientific names

Chaenothorax multiradiatus


Origin

South America: western Amazon River basin.

Sexing

Males tend to have pointier pectoral and dorsal fins. Females are usually 'fatter'.

Tank compatibility

Peaceful and suitable for community tanks with peaceful fish of similar size. Best kept in shoals of 6 or more.

Diet

Will eat sinking live and frozen foods as well as catfish tablets or pellets.

Feeding regime

Feed once or twice a day.

Environment Specifics

Prefers a spacious tank with hiding places and a large footprint, they also prefer a tank with at least 45.7cm (18") height, so tall tanks are ideal.

Behaviour

Brochis and Corydoras species are peaceful shoaling fish and should be kept in groups of at least 6 or more of their own kind.

Identification

Looks similar to Corydoras species. Usually has more rays (15-28) on it's dorsal and a longer snout then a Cory. Colour may be dull grey, blueish, or metallic green. Adults have clear fins.

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