Brochis Cory Cat

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Description of the Brochis Cory Cat

The Brochis Cory Cat is an ideal choice for the beginner as it is a hardy and peaceful fish. The Cory cat is a useful addition to the tropical aquarium, it is a bottom feeder and will help to keep the aquarium clean by eating unwanted food.

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Popular Name: Brochis Cory Cat
Species: Brochis multiradiatus

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Brochis Cory Cat

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This Profile contains interesting facts and information about the Brochis Cory Cat species.

  • Size: Up to 6.5cm

  • Fish Tank conditions: PH 6.1 to 7.2. Temp: 21 to 24 Degrees

  • Diet / Feeding: Dried, Frozen or Flaked Food

  • Temperament: Peaceful

  • Habitat: Freshwater Rivers and Streams

  • Behaviour: Good Community Fish

  • Range: Western Amazon River Basin: Peru and Equador, South America

 

Scientific Classification of the Brochis Cory Cat
Definition: Scientific classification, or biological classification, is how biologists group and categorize species of organisms with shared physical characteristics. Scientific classification belongs to the science of taxonomy.

  • Species: Brochis multiradiatus

  • Popular Name: Brochis Cory Cat

  • Kingdom: Animalia

  • Phylum: Chordata

  • Class: Actinopterygii

  • Order: Siluriformes

  • Family: Callichthyidae

Interesting Facts and Information - How do you identify the sex of a Brochis Cory Cat?
The males and females of many fish species have different colors or different shaped bodies. But there are also other fish species where there is no visible difference. Its sometimes tricky being an ichthyologist!


Interesting Facts and Information - Why are Brochis Cory Cat slimy?
Brochis Cory Cat secrete a type of mucus, or slime, from their skin. This slime provides protection against parasites and infections and helps the Brochis Cory Cat to move through the water faster. Some fish species also release toxins in their slime which ward off enemy attacks. Other fish species use their slime to feed their young.

Interesting Facts and Information -
Why do Brochis Cory Cat have gills?
Gills enable the Brochis Cory Cat to breathe. Gills consist of thin sheets of tissue containing blood vessels. As water passes over the gills oxygen is absorbed into the blood stream Carbon dioxide passes out into the water. The gills are protected by a large bony plate called an operculum. Some fish species however have lungs and breathe air.

Interesting Facts and Information -
Why do the Brochis Cory Cat have fins?
A fin is an external appendage or "limb" of a fish. Fins are used for directing, stabilizing, or propelling the different fish species in water. Numbers of fins vary between fish species, but there are usually seven. Each of the fins on a fish are designed to perform a specific function:

  • Dorsal fins - The dorsal fin is located on the backs of fishes. The Brochis Cory Cat has Dorsal fins to lend stability in swimming.

  • Ventral fins. The ventral fin is located on the pelvic area of fishes. The Brochis Cory Cat has Ventral fins to lend stability in swimming.

  • Caudal fins. The Caudal fin is located on the tail area of fishes. The Brochis Cory Cat has Caudal fins to propel through the water.

  • Pectoral fins. The Pectoral fin is located on the breast area of fishes. The Brochis Cory Cat has Pectoral fins to for locomotion and side to side movement

Interesting Facts and Information about Brochis Cory Cat

Brochis Cory Cat

  • Interesting Information about Brochis Cory Cat

  • Facts about Fish Species - Why are Brochis Cory Cat slimy?

  • Why do the Brochis Cory Cat have gills?

  • Facts about Fish Species - Why do the Brochis Cory Cat have fins?

  • Species: Brochis multiradiatus

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