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Hisonotus leucofrenatus  (Miranda-Ribeiro, 1908)

Image contributors to this species:

Charles Gibbons (5) Johnny Jensen's Photographic Library (1)

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Lives alongside Parotocinclus maculicauda in the its natural habitat. Said to be a bit more problamatic in the aquarium if good water quality is not adhered to. Aquarium Care: Will feed on flake, algae, tablet foods and algae wafers and they lay their eggs on plant leaves. They rest on aquatic vegetation in the aquarium and the less light in the tank the darker they become.

Common Name:

Niger Otto


Microlepidogaster leucofrenata, Otocinclus leucofrenatus, Microlepidogaster leucofrenatus


Loricariidae ycipitidae


Brazil: Ribeira de Iguape River basin. Type locality: Rio das Pedras, Brazil.


6.0cm. (2½ins)


20-24°c (67-75°f.)


5.5 -7.0.


Evers, H.-G. & I.Seidel: Mergus, Baensch Catfish Atlas Volume 1, 1st English edn., 2005. Pp.944.



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