Brochis species are very similar overall to Coiydoras species. However, they can be easily distinguished by their much higher number of dorsal fin rays. Brochis sp. have 1 1 or more rays (Giant Brochis possesses 15-18), while in Corydoras sp. the number rarely exceeds seven. The Giant Brochis is a relatively new addition to the hobby, first making its appearance in significant numbers during the last decade and a half of the 20th century.
Other common name
- Britski’s Catfish
- Mainly Mato Grosso, Brazil.
- Up to 5in (13cm) reported, but usually a little smaller.
- Peaceful shoaler that, despite its size, can be kept with small tankmates.
- Wide range of foods accepted.
- Roomy, well planted, with open areas as well as hiding places. Substratum fine grained, with no sharp edges on which the fish could damage their mouths and/or barbels. Water chemistry not critical but quality must be good. Temperature range: 72-77°F (22-25°C).
- No documented accounts currently available.