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Emerald Catfish Brochis splendens (coeruleus)

Category: Catfish - Callichthidae

Size: 4-5cm

Price: £7.95 each

Discount: No discounts available

Stock: 17 in stock

Further details:

Further information can be found below:

Fish type: tropical
Male or Female Cannot be sexed
Water conditions: These fish are currently kept in water Ph 7.0 and Neutral
Breeding: TBC
Volume Discount: No discounts available
Size: 4-5cm

Brochis splendens (coeruleus) (Emerald Catfish)

Ver similar to corydoras, but larger with the significant difference being the size of the dorsal fin which is longer and has 10 to 12 rays compared to corydoras which generally have 6 to 8 rays.
Colouration can vary from an attractive almost emerald green to dull brownish/grey.

Fish information (behaviour and breeding):

Peaceful fish that should be kept in a group.
Breeding is possible and keeping at least two males to every female is a good combination. Distinguishing males from females is not easy, but in general males are a little smaller than females which become more plump around breeding time. Condition the fish on a good diet in order to bring them into breeding condition. If they spawn remove the eggs to a separate raising tank and they should hatch after around four days. Wait until the fry are free swimming after about three days and feed them on suitable fry foods such as baby brine shrimp and micro worm.

Fish Details:

Further fish details are shown below:

Distribution Brazil, Peru, Ecuador
Temperature 23-27C
Size Around 8cm
Water Parameters Soft and slightly acidic conditions are preferred.
Water PH 6.5-7.0