Hognosed Brochis

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Description of the Hognosed Brochis

The Hognosed Brochis is a beautiful addition to the tropical aquarium. It is an ideal choice for the beginner as it is a hardy and peaceful fish. The Brochis gets its name from the shape of its snout, thought to resemble a 'Hog's Nose'. It is a bottom feeder and eats unwanted food from the tank floor helping to keep the tank clean.

Popular Name: Hognosed Brochis
Species: Brochis multiradiatus

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Hognosed Brochis

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  • Size: Up to 6.7cm

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

  • Diet / Feeding: Flaked, Dried orFrozen or 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 Hognosed Brochis
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: Hognosed Brochis

  • Kingdom: Animalia

  • Phylum: Chordata

  • Class: Actinopterygii

  • Order: Siluriformes

  • Family:Callichthyidae

Interesting Facts and Information - How do you identify the sex of a Hognosed Brochis?
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 Hognosed Brochis slimy?
Hognosed Brochis secrete a type of mucus, or slime, from their skin. This slime provides protection against parasites and infections and helps the Hognosed Brochis 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.

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Why do Hognosed Brochis have gills?
Gills enable the Hognosed Brochis 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.

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Why do the Hognosed Brochis 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 Hognosed Brochis has Dorsal fins to lend stability in swimming.

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

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

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

Interesting Facts and Information about Hognosed Brochis

Hognosed Brochis

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  • Facts about Fish Species - Why are Hognosed Brochis slimy?

  • Why do the Hognosed Brochis have gills?

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

  • Species: Brochis multiradiatus

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