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Emerald Green Cory Cat
(Brochis splendens)
Emerald Green Cory Cat
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Quick Stats

Care Level Easy
Temperament Peaceful
Color Form Clear, Green, White
Diet Omnivore
Water Conditions 72-79° F, KH 8-10, pH 6.8-7.2
Max. Size 3½"
Origin South America
Family Callichthyidae
Minimum Tank Size 30 gallons
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Overview

The Emerald Green Cory adds interest and beauty to the lower regions of your aquarium. This popular aquarium scavenger has an iridescent, emerald green body with pinkish underparts. In addition to an ornamental presence, the Emerald Green Cory Cat provides the valuable service of devouring uneaten food on the aquarium bottom.

Also known as the Green Catfish or Emerald Brochis, the Emerald Green Cory Cat comes from the regions of South America in the Amazon River basin. It inhabits waters with high vegetation and neutral pH.

A minimum aquarium size of 30 gallons is recommend for the Emerald Green Cory. To replicate the natural habitat of this catfish, the aquarium should be well planted with plenty of driftwood. Maintain a pH close to neutral and provide strong filtration to ensure proper health.

In the aquarium, females will collect the eggs in a pelvic fin basket and deposit them individually on plants, rocks, driftwood, and other objects. Pairs have been known to produce 900 to 1,100 eggs.

The Emerald Green Cory Cat will eat food that has settled to the bottom of the aquarium. However, supplemental foods such as bloodworms, tubifex, flake food, or sinking carnivore pellets should be offered to ensure proper nutrition.

Approximate Purchase Size: Small: 1-1/4" to 1-1/2"; Medium:1-1/2" to 2"

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Customer Testimonials

Chris S Wayne , NJ
Bright fish that picks up all the loose food on the bottom of your tank. Very hardy as well.
Angus C Covina , CA
Great fish; they will eat the left over food on the bottom. These fish are entertaining to watch. For food, flakes sunken to the bottom, granules, or pellets will work. I take Hikari micro wafers and let them sink to the bottom.
Michael M Alpena , MI
great fish i have had one in my 55 gallon tank for over 2 years now he or she is the bigest out of all 10 corys.. me and my wife love them
David G Arvin , CA
My favorite fish! They are so well behaved and fun. Very easy to care for. I recomend one for any aquarium!
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