Otocinclus Catfish - Otocinclus affinis
Species name: Otocinclus Affinis
Synonym: Otocinclus affinis; Otocinclus bororo
Common name: Otocinclus Catfish / Otocinclus / oto
Maximum size: 5 cm / 2 inches
Origin: South America
Company: Otocinclus Affinis (Otocinclus Catfish, Oto) can be kept in community aquariums with other small species.
Water parameters: Temperature 24-27°C / 75-79°F; pH 6.0 – 8.0
Aquarium setup: Otocinclus Catfish can be kept in quite small aquariums. They prefer a well planted aquarium and should be supplied with plenty of hiding places. Hiding places can be created using roots and rocks or by using bought aquarium decorations. Otocinclus Affinis (Oto) prefers a dark bottom sustrate.
Feeding: They are algae eaters and can be feed vegetables and food developed for algae eaters.
Breeding: Otocinclus Catfish are best breed in large groups in slightly acidic water. They deposit their eggs on stones and plants.
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