Usually imported asO.
affinis or O.
The caudal fin design separates it from other Otocinclus
species. The upper and lower caudal fin lobes have
two rows of vertical semicircles. Some specimens have
a small gap between the caudal spot and the band on
the caudal peduncle. 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.
Reproduction: 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
algae, tablet foods, flake and small frozen foods.
South America:Western upper Amazon and Orinoco River basins.
Type locality: Trib. to Río
San Miguel (km 50, 4.5 km S of Tipischca), ca. 0º10'N,
76º13'W, Río Amazonas/Napo drainage, Napo,
C.J. Jr., 2007.
Checklist of catfishes, recent and fossil (Osteichthyes:
Siluriformes), and catalogue of siluriform primary types.
Zootaxa 1418:1-628. Evers, H.-G. & I.Seidel: Mergus,
Baensch Catfish Atlas Volume 1, 1st English edn., 2005.