The Paraguay Dwarf Sucker
(Otocinclus bororo) is common in Rio Formoso.
They are shoaling but sometimes I found only 2-3 together
and other times they were more than 40 individuals
in a group. For their diet they seem to eat detritus
of rocks, roots and branches. They grow to a mazimum
total length of 5cm. (Petersen, P.). Aquarium
care: This is a small group of Loricariids
which do well in aquariaand will keep the
algae down without harming the plants in the tank.Best to keep in a group with more males for breeding
purposes. Breeding: the females will
lay eggs on the plants and tank glass after the females
have been chased around the tank by the male. Like
Corydoras they present a t-position breeding
mode. Diet: Omnivore: algae, tablet
foods, flake and small frozen foods.
Paraguay Dwarf Sucker
South America: Upper
Paraguay River basin, Brazil. Type locality:
Barra do Bugres, stream crossing road between Barra
do Bugres and Cáceres, 51 km S of Barra Do
Bugres, ca. 15º20'S, 57º12'W, Mato Grosso,
3.0cm (1¼) S.L.
Petersen P.amazonas.dk/index.php/articles/brazil-mato-grosso Ferraris, C.J. Jr., 2007. Checklist
of catfishes, recent and fossil (Osteichthyes: Siluriformes),
and catalogue of siluriform primary types. Zootaxa 1418:1-628. Schaefer, S.A., 2003. Loricariidae
- Hypoptopomatinae (Armored catfishes). p. 321-329.
In R.E. Reis, S.O. Kullander and C.J. Ferraris, Jr.
(eds.) Checklist of the Freshwater Fishes of South and
Central America. Porto Alegre: EDIPUCRS, Brasil. Froese, R. and D. Pauly. Editors. 2019.FishBase.
World Wide Web electronic publication. www.fishbase.org,
( 08/2019 )