Emerald Catfish

Other Emerald Catfish Names: Emerald Catfish, Emerald Cory, Green Catfish, Green Cory, Hi Fin Brochis

Emerald Catfish Scientific Name: Brochis splendens, Callichthys splendens, Corydoras splendens

Emerald Catfish (Brochis splendens))

Temperature Range: 72°F-82°F
pH Range: 6-7.8
Hardness Range: 5-30°

Family: Callichthyidae

Species Type: South American Catfish

Emerald Catfish Adult Size: 3 inches (cm)

Emerald Catfish Life Expectancy: 5 years

Emerald Catfish Habitat: South American rivers

Emerald Catfish Minimum Tank Size: 20 gallons

Emerald Catfish Temperament: Peaceful schooling fish.

Emerald Catfish Diet & Nutrition: Omnivorous - does well with a varied diet including flakes, pellets, fresh green vegetables and live or frozen worms.

Emerald Catfish Description: Although the Emerald Catfish is not picky, it should not be purchased as a "cleaner fish" meant solely to eat leftover food. Like other bottom feeders, this species requires its own food, of which there is a wide variety. A good staple food is bottom-feeder pellets or wafers with shrimp or fish meal as the main ingredient. Worms, brine shrimp, and other small live or frozen foods are relished. An aquarium of 20 gallons or more is recommended for this active species, with open foraging areas as well as plenty of hiding places.

Tank Mate Compatibility: Other peaceful community fish.

Emerald Catfish Breeding & Spawning: It is difficult to induce this species to breed but once breeding begins, they are quite prolific breeders. Keep water pristine to help initiate the breeding process.

Determining Emerald Catfish Sex: Males tend to be more slender than females.

Aquarium Region: Bottom.

Emerald Catfish Diseases: None specific to species.

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