|Cat-eLog Data Sheet|
|Scientific Name||Otocinclus sp. (1)|
|Common Name(s)||Dwarf Sucker, Oto|
|Pronunciation||auto SINK luss|
|Etymology||Greek, ous, oto = ear + Latin, cinclus = latticework; in allusion to the holes of the head in the ears.|
|Size||34mm (1.3") SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.|
|Sexing||Females are larger and broader especially when viewed from above.|
|pH||5.5 - 7.5|
|Temperature||21.0-26.0°C or 69.8-78.8°F (Show others within this range)|
|Feeding||Initially algae, add a shoal to an ''algaefied'' tank and then supplement diet with sinking tablets and the usual cucumbers / lettuce or courgette (zucchini).|
|Furniture||Large leafed plants and vertical flat rock surfaces (especially slate). Not essential, but likes bogwood and a large rounded substrate. Live plants seem essential to the long term survival of this fish.|
|Breeding||See Shane's World Article|
|Registered Keepers||(1) mikelouth, (2) bang, (3) dracoz, (4) Mrs.JP, (5) lizimal, who also notes: "Odo: After having him for some 6 months or so, (he was the only survivor of 3 we bought originally), I think he's finally vanished for good. He was such a nice little fish.
Original cost: about $5 USD", (6) joviman (k: 5), (7) zLoui (p: 3), (8) PatchesThePirate, (9) Chlngr (k: 5), (10) EagleC (k: 6), (11) andywoolloo (k: 15), (12) Krib (k: 7), (13) scalvinfish (p: 2), (14) ayrtoninst (k: 5), (15) HerekittyKitty (k: 6), (16) Biulu, who also notes: "In several ocasions I have tried to get her mates, but have not been successful. All young otos died within a few weeks after obtaining them.".
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|Last Update||2003 Nov 29 00:00 (species record created: 2001 Apr 25 00:00)|
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