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These catfish are a great choice for beginner to intermediate level aquarists because they are quite hardy and adaptable, very peaceful, and they help keep the bottom of the aquarium clean by eating up leftover fish food and algae. For a catfish, this species is small growing 3 to 4 inches in length as an adult. These bottom dwelling fish prefer to be in schools of 6 or more but 1 or 2 are often kept in smaller tanks. This catfish comes in a variety of intriguing colorations.
Learn about the Cory Catfish
Scientific Name Brochis splendens
Swimming Range Bottom
Adult Length 3-4 inches
Feeding Habits They are omnivores which means they eat both plant and animal matter, including prepared foods, small live foods and certain vegetables.
Compatibility A peaceful schooling fish.
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