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How to look after
Oto, Dwarf sucker catfish, Midget suckermouth catfish
(Other members of the genus Otocinclus)
ADULT SIZE: 5 cm
WATER CONDITIONS: Not critical
TEMPERATURE RANGE: 20-26 C
FOOD: Feed Otocinclus affinis a predominantly vegetarian diet
DISTRIBUTION: This species comes from Brazil
Current price: $4.50
Time left: 7d 20h 32m
Current price: $29.99
Time left: 2d 3h 32m
AQUARIUM CARE: These very small catfish are an excellent addition to the aquarium. They are fairly hardy and will do a good job keeping the tank clear of unwanted algae. If there is no algae, some vegetable matter is greatfully received: cucumber, lettuce, blanched spinach etc.
Otos make good community fish, obviously avoiding too large or predatory species. Clean water is important, maintain water quality.
BREEDING: Substrate spawner, though rarely achieved in the aquarium