Cat-eLog Right Callichthyidae Right Corydoradinae Right Brochis (sub-clade 3)  |  | 

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Scientific Name Brochis (sub-clade 3) virginiae  Burgess, 1993
Common Names C004, Sangama Cory
Miguelito Cory, Virginias Pansermalle (Denmark)
Type Locality Río Ucayali, Peru.
Pronunciation bro kiss sub clade four
Etymology Named to honour Mrs. Virginia Schwartz.
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Size 51mm or 2" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
Sexing Females grow larger and are more full-bodied, this is best observed from above the fish. Males will typically have more pointed as opposed to more rounded fin tips as they mature.
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Distribution South America: Ucayali River basin in Peru.
Amazon, Upper Amazon, Marañón, Ucayali (click on these areas to find other species found there)

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IUCN Red List Category Not Evaluated
Temperature 22.0-26.0°C or 71.6-78.8°F (Show species within this range)
Down Husbandry Information
Feeding Will readily accepted all prepared foods that reach the bottom of the aquarium such as tablets, granules and larger flakes. Live (or frozen) foods such as bloodworm, white worm, grindal worm (Enchytraeus), Daphnia and Tubifex are readily accepted and good for conditioning groups of fishes for spawning. User data.
Furniture Ideally substrate should be sand, but rounded gravel is an imperfect alternative. Avoid keeping over rough edged (chipped) gravel, this will increase this risk of damage the fishes barbels when it tries to dig. Substrate should be bordered with driftwood and aquatic plants leaving an open area for them to search for food and swim. The shade provided by overhanging rock work, arching bogwood, tall or floating plants are all that is required to settle these fishes.
Compatibility A peaceful, shoaling, community fish.
Breeding Unreported.
Breeding Reports There is no breeding report.
Down Further Information
Reference Tropical Fish Hobbyist v. 41 (no. 12) (issue no. 450), pp 152, Figs.
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Last Update 2024 Jun 12 13:54 (species record created: 2001 May 04 00:00)