|Cat-eLog Data Sheet|
|Scientific Name||Parotocinclus sp. (3)|
|Pronunciation||parr auto SINK luss|
|Etymology||Greek, para in the side of + greek, ous, otis = ear + Greek, kygklos, ou = a fish|
|Identification||The genus Parotocinclus can readily be distinguished from Otocinclus by the presence of an adipose fin in the former.
It is interesting to note that the colouration of this species is very similar to the young juvenile colouration of L229, a species of Hypostomus also exported from Peru.
|Distribution||Imported from Peru.|
|Registered Keepers||(1) joern, (2) Eyal, (3) AleGer (k: 11), (4) matti2uude (k: 8), (5) adcc (k: 4), (6) msjinkzd (k: 5), (7) Shazray (k: 5), who also notes: "Died off one by one. Never saw them eating although I offered them many different foods. I think they starved to death. :(".
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|Last Update||2007 Dec 26 06:23 (species record created: 2005 Jan 04 00:00)|