As its scientific name implies, Hog-nosed Brochis has many dorsal fin rays (around 17). Although it is slightly outdone in this department by B. britskii, the latter had not yet been discovered when Hog-nosed Brochis was first described. Both species are similar-looking overall, but this one lacks the bony plate that covers the underside of the head in its close relative. It also possesses a much longer snout and is a little smaller.
Other common name
- Long-finned Brochis
- Madeira River region (Brazil); Rio Lagarto/ Upper Napo (Ecuador); Ucayali and Nanay (Peru).
- Up to 4in (10cm).
- 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.