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    I bought a new pleco the other day for my 5 gal and I was told I bought an Auto...Something or other pleco.
    Is this a type of pleco?

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    maybe auto is short for something else, but if not, then i don't think it is. Just becareful because most plecos get big and need 10g+ tanks.

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    She said this one would be fine, and she is REALLY knowledgable.
    Auto is short for something I just don't know what LOL

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    auto? maybe otto cat. Its like a mini mini pleco. noone would recommend a pleco for a tank under 30g, so i think its a otto cat

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    Possibly an "Otto"? Otocinlus , grow to around 2"

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    pic in a min :)

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    yep! thats a otto cat, not related to plecos. Ottos stay that size and are herbivorous and eat alot of algae, and will die without it. theyre great for cleaning up algae-fied tanks

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    This tank is infront of a window, and has a lot of spots on the glass...he'll find those right? Will the betta hurt him?

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    yep, the sunlight will give him algae to graze on. If theres a algae shortage, you can buy algae wafers.

    The betta may or may not like him, its 100% on the bettas personality. The betta in my 20g planted will bug new fish for 2 hours as an "initiation", then he leaves them alone, while the betta in my 5g just attacks everything

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