Hognosed Brochis (Brochis multiradiatus)

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Scientific Name(s): Brochis multiradiatus, Corydoras multiradiatus


Common Name(s): Hognosed Brochis


Family: Callichthyidae


Species Type: South American Catfish


Maximum Size: 3 inches


Life Span: 4 years


Natural Habitat: South American rivers (The Rio Lagartococha)


Minimum Tank Size: 20 gallons


Tank Region: Bottom


Possible Tank Mates: Other community fish.


Description: Great fish for a community tank. Since they can be somewhat rowdy and do grow larger than most cories, larger bottom dwellers might be more appropriate tankmates. They would not be outcompeted for food as smaller Corydoras could be. Brochis multiradiatus is large and robust compared to other fish in the Corydoradinae group, and its deep colors can be eye-catching. These fish are usually sold at a length of five cm or greater, and fetch a high price.


Temperature Range: 70°F - 80°F



pH Range: 6 - 7.6

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Hardness Range: 1° - 15°



Breeding Information: Make frequent partial water changes and feed the fish live foods to get them in spawning condition. Spawning is initiated by the addition of cooler water. A single pair or sometimes a group will spawn together. The rest of the breeding procedure is similar to other Corydoras species.


Sexing Information: Females tend to be broader than males.


Diet: Omnivorous - does wel with sinking pellet or freeze-dried food.


Temperament: Generally peaceful but may become a bit aggressive when adult sized.


Common Diseases: None specific to species.


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South American Catfish


Keith Pardee

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