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Brochis splendens (Castelnau 1855), the Emerald Catfish. South America, Brazil, Ecuador and Peru. To about 8 cm. in length (females 2 cm. larger). By far the most common member of its genus imported for aquarium use.

Callichthys callichthys (Linnaeus 1758), Callichthys Cat or Cascarudo in Sud America. Guianas to Paraguay. To ten inches in length. Cond.s: pH 5.8-8.3, dH up to 30, temp. 18-28 C. Needs a soft substrate, low lighting, meaty foods, TLC on first arrival/acclimation.  
Corydoras agassizi Steindachner 1876. Agassiz's Corydoras Catfish. South America; Brazil to Peru. To 6.5 cm. Cond.s: pH 6-8, dH 2-25, temp. 22-26 C.  http://fishbase.sinica.edu.tw/Summary/speciesSummary.php?ID=13109&genusname=Corydoras&speciesname=agassizii
Corydoras barbatus (Quoy & Gaimard 1824), the Banded Corydoras. Southern Brazil. One of the larger members of the genus, attaining nearly five inches in length. Conds. pH 6-8, dH 2-25, temp. 25-28 C. Not a great photo of a beautiful species. Female shown. http://fishbase.sinica.edu.tw/Summary/speciesSummary.php?ID=12161&genusname=

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