Minimum Tank Size: 30 gallons
Care Level: Easy
Tank Conditions: 67-72Ôø?F; pH 6.8-7.2; KH 9-12
Max. Size In Aquarium: Up to 3Ôø?"
Color Form: Gold, Iridescent
Compatibility: View Chart
Origin: South America
Also known as the Hog-nosed Brochis, Brochis Catfish, or Cory Brochis, the Brochis Cory Cat comes from the regions of South America in the Amazon River basin. It inhabits waters with high vegetation and neutral pH levels.
A minimum of a 30-gallon tank, highly planted, with plenty of driftwood will help mirror the natural habitat of this catfish. Keep pH close to neutral, with good filtration to ensure proper health and lack of stress.
In an aquarium, females will collect the eggs in a pelvic fin basket and deposit them individually on plants, rocks, driftwood, and other objects. Pairs have been known to produce 900-1100 eggs.
This is a bottom feeding fish that will help keep the left over food that falls to the bottom of the tank under control. If the tank is clean and there is a lack of bottom debris, blood worms, flake food, or sinking carnivore pellets should be fed. It is healthy for the fish to have a variety of different types of food.
Approximate Purchase Size: 2-3/4" to 3-1/2"
Brochis Cory Cat