One of the most common of
the Otocinclus species that is imported.
Images 2,3 & 4 are from individuals collected
in the Paraná river, Argentina, by Noemí
and Haroldo Bishop about 30Km (18.75 Miles) to the
North of Diamante City. This locality is named "Valle
María". 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.
Dwarf Sucker Otocinclus, LDA023
South America:Bolivia, Dept. Beni, Mamoré.
Brazil, Matto Grosso, Rio Paraguay
system. Venezuela, Peru & Colombia. Argentina,
Paraná River. Type locality:
Descalvados, Mato Grosso, Brazil.