The Paraguay Dwarf Sucker
(Otocinclus bororo) is common in Rio Formoso.
They are shoaling but sometimes I found only 2-3 together
and other times they were more than 40 individuals
in a group. For their diet they seem to eat detritus
of rocks, roots and branches. They grow to a mazimum
total length of 5cm. (Petersen, P.). 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.
Paraguay Dwarf Sucker
South America:Upper Paraguay River basin, Brazil. Type
locality: Barra do Bugres, stream crossing
road between Barra do Bugres and Cáceres, 51
km S of Barra Do Bugres, ca. 15º20'S, 57º12'W,
Mato Grosso, Brazil.
P.amazonas.dk Ferraris, C.J. Jr., 2007. Checklist
of catfishes, recent and fossil (Osteichthyes: Siluriformes),
and catalogue of siluriform primary types. Zootaxa 1418:1-628. Schaefer, S.A., 2003. Loricariidae
- Hypoptopomatinae (Armored catfishes). p. 321-329.
In R.E. Reis, S.O. Kullander and C.J. Ferraris, Jr.
(eds.) Checklist of the Freshwater Fishes of South and
Central America. Porto Alegre: EDIPUCRS, Brasil. Froese, R. and D. Pauly. Editors. 2019.
FishBase. World Wide Web electronic publication. www.fishbase.org,
( 08/2019 ).