Emerald Catfish

Emerald Catfish Aquarium Fish Care

Emerald Catfish Aquarium Fish Care
Size Up to 2.5 inches or 6 cm
Origin South America
Natural habitat Slow moving parts of rivers, usually near the banks
Fish Hardiness Easy to keep
Water Temperature 72 – 82 ºF or 22 – 28 ºC
Water pH 6.0 – 8.0 pH
Water Hardness 2 – 30 dH
Strata Bottom
Peaceful or Aggressive Peaceful
Number of same species in one aquarium Two or more, more is better, they like to shoal
Minimum tank size 5 gallons or 20 liters for every pair of fish
Community Fish Yes
Compatible with Most other fish species accept for the larger and aggressive species like cichlids
Sexes Like other Cory catfish the mature females are larger and rounder than males
Food Omnivorous-sinking flake food and bottom feeder pellets, supplement with live or frozen daphnia, blood worms or brine shrimp
Breeding Not very easy to breed
Breeding temperature 72 – 75 °F or 22 – 24 °C
Other names Emerald Cory, Green Cory, Green Catfish, Emerald Brochis, Green Brochis
Scientific name Brochis splendens
Other Scientific names Callichthys splendens, Brochis coeruleus
Lifespan 5 years

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