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. Remarks:
Otocinclus vestitus is the type species for this
genera and as of 2010 there are 14 valid species and
can be told apart from other Otocinclus spp.
by the design on the caudal fin. There is a small
spot on the caudal peduncle which is bordered by a
light zone. There are also two bands in the caudal
fin. More information on this species can be found
in the Catfish Atlas Volume 1 as referenced.
Bolivia, Dept. Beni, Madeira-Becken, Peru,
Rio Ampyiacu, Paraguay, Paraná-Becken.