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Scientific Name Brochis britskii  (Nijssen & Isbrücker, 1983)
Common Names Giant<em> Brochis</em>
Britski's <i>brochis</i>, Brochis-Panzerwels (Germany), Stor Pansermalle (Denmark)
Type Locality Lagoas Marginais, rodovia Transpantaneira, Poconé, 16°15'S, 56°37'W, Mato Grosso State, Brazil.
Synonym(s) Brochis britskii
Pronunciation bro kiss - BRITT ski eye
Etymology This species was named in honour of Dr. Heraldo A. Britski, the Brazilian ichthyologist.
Down Species Information
Size 88mm or 3.5" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
Identification Differs from C. multiradiatus by lack of hog-like snout and from C. splendens by a larger number of dorsal fin rays. C. britskii also has a bony plate / shield that covers the white part of the underside of the head, this characteristic is absent in other related fishes.
Sexing Undocumented, although it is presumed mature females are larger and fuller when carrying eggs.
Down Habitat Information
Distribution South America: Upper Paraguay River basin.
La Plata, Paraná, Paraguay, Upper Paraguay (click on these areas to find other species found there)

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IUCN Red List Category Not Evaluated
pH 6.0 - 7.0
Temperature 20.0-24.0°C or 68-75.2°F (Show species within this range)
Other Parameters Reported from weed-choked rivers, so water current should be minimal and water on the slightly soft side. Prefers deeper water.
Down Husbandry Information
Feeding A fish that likes to dig around for food, but will eat all prepared foods that find their way to the substrate. Live bloodworms or tubifex are especially relished. User data.
Furniture Open spaces of substrate and rock or wood refuges slightly elevated to provide the shade these fish like to rest under in rare moments of inactivity.
Compatibility A gregarious but good shoaling fish for the larger community tank.
Suggested Tankmates Can be kept with most fish. More suitable for keeping with loaches than Corydoras as their larger size helps them compete better for food. Boisterous enough to be kept with more dynamic aquaria.
Breeding Unreported although thought to be the same as Corydoras.
Breeding Reports There is no breeding report.
Down Further Information
Reference Bulletin Zoölogisch Museum, Universiteit van Amsterdam v. 9 (no. 20), pp 179, Figs. 1-2.
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Last Update 2024 Jun 12 11:25 (species record created: 2001 Apr 21 00:00)