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. 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: One of the most common of
the Otocinclus species that is imported.
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.