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. 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 mode. Diet:Omnivore: algae, tablet foods, flake and
small frozen foods. Remarks:
Otocinclus vestitus is the type species for this
genera and as of 2021 there are 20 described species.
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.