Hognosed brochis - Brochis multiradiatus
Scientific name: Brochis multiradiatus
Common name: Hognosed brochis
Usual size in fish tanks: 7 - 8 cm (2.76 - 3.15 inch)
Recommended pH range for the species: 6 - 7.5
Recommended water hardness (dGH): 2 - 16°N (35.71 - 285.71ppm)
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Recommended temperature: 21 - 26 °C (69.8 - 78.8°F)
The way how these fish reproduce: Spawning
Where the species comes from: South America
Temperament to its own species: peaceful
Temperament toward other fish species: peaceful
Usual place in the tank: Bottom levels
Food and feeding
Will accept all foods offered but ensure that sinking pellets or wafers are added to the tank, this will ensure that Hognosed brochis will get their fair share of food. Live or frozen foods should also be fed as a weekly treat.
Hognosed brochis are found in the rivers of South America.
Females tend to be broader than the males; this is more noticeable if the fish is viewed from above.
Spawning is usually induced when performing water changes with cooler water. In the wild these fish prefer to spawn in groups but in the aquarium they will spawn in pairs. Treat the breeding of these fish the same as with other Corydoras species.
Expected life span is 4 years.
Brochis multiradiatus can be quite expensive to buy but well worth it. Hognosed brochis makes a great community fish and will forage the substrate for food all day. Do not keep it with smaller bottom dwellers as it will out-compete them for the food.
Thanks to Ted. Oher pictures were bought from jjphoto.dk.