|Cat-eLog Data Sheet|
|Scientific Name||Otocinclus mariae Fowler, 1940|
|Common Names||Maria's Oto
Dwarf Sucker, Dwarf Otocinclus, Oto
|Type Locality||Boca Chapare, Río Chimore, tributary to Río Ichilo, about 15°58'S, 64°42'W, Río Mamoré system, Bolivia.|
|Pronunciation||auto SINK luss - MAR ee ae|
|Etymology||Greek, ous, oto = ear + Latin, cinclus = latticework; in allusion to the holes of the head in the ears.|
- Shane's World Reproduction The Dwarf Sucker, Otocinclus vestitus
|Size||36mm or 1.4" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.|
|Identification||Very similar to O. vittatus.|
|Sexing||Females are larger and broader especially when viewed from above.|
|Distribution||Lower Amazon, Upper Madeira and Paraguay basins.
Amazon, Lower Amazon (click on these areas to find other species found there)
La Plata, Paraná, Paraguay (click on these areas to find other species found there)
Amazon, Middle Amazon (Solimoes), Madeira, Upper Madeira (click on these areas to find other species found there)
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|pH||5.5 - 7.5|
|Temperature||21.0-26.0°C or 69.8-78.8°F (Show species 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.|
|Suggested Tankmates||Keep in groups (preferably at least six) with any small to mid-sized community fish.|
|Breeding||See Shane's World article.|
|Breeding Reports||There is no breeding report.|
|References||Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia v. 92, pp 83, Figs. 41-43.|
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|Last Update||2019 Sep 14 03:47 (species record created: 2004 May 19 00:00)|