Emerald Catfish Care Sheet

Emerald CatfishAquarium Fish Care
SizeUp to 2.5 inches or 6 cm
OriginSouth America
Natural habitatSlow moving parts of rivers, usually near the banks
Fish HardinessEasy to keep
Water Temperature72 - 82 ºF or 22 - 28 ºC
Water pH6.0 – 8.0 pH
Water Hardness2 - 30 dH
Peaceful or AggressivePeaceful
Number of same species in one aquariumTwo or more, more is better, they like to shoal
Minimum tank size5 gallons or 20 liters for every pair of fish
Community FishYes
Compatible withMost other fish species accept for the larger and aggressive species like cichlids
SexesLike other Cory catfish the mature females are larger and rounder than males
FoodOmnivorous-sinking flake food and bottom feeder pellets, supplement with live or frozen daphnia, blood worms or brine shrimp
BreedingNot very easy to breed
Breeding temperature72 - 75 °F or 22 - 24 °C
Other namesEmerald Cory, Green Cory, Green Catfish, Emerald Brochis, Green Brochis
Scientific nameBrochis splendens
Other Scientific namesCallichthys splendens, Brochis coeruleus
Lifespan5 years

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