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Otocinclus sp. (1)

Image contributors to this species:

Ian Fuller (1)

 ScotCat Sources:

Etymology = Genus 

Other Sources:

Google Search  All Catfish Species Inventory
 

Relevant Information:

An undescribed species that is similar looking to O. vestitus but the caudal peduncle blotch is clear in sp. 1. Aquarium care: This is a small group of Loricariids which do well in aquaria and 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. Remarks: This species tends to be more of a challenge in the aquarium.

Common Name:

None

Synonyms:

None

Family:

Loricariidae ycipitidae

Distribution:

South America: probably Peru.

Size:

4.0cm. (1¾ins)

Temp:

25-28°c (77-83°f.)

p.H.

6.0-7.5.

Reference:

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