|Cat-eLog Data Sheet|
|Scientific Name||Otocinclus affinis Steindachner, 1877|
|Common Names||Golden Oto
Almindelig Dværgsugemalle (Denmark), Ohrgitter-Harnischwels (Germany)
|Type Locality||Streams at Santa Cruz in region of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.|
|Pronunciation||auto SINK luss|
|Etymology||Greek, ous, oto = ear + Latin, cinclus = latticework; in allusion to the holes of the head in the ears.|
|Size||50mm or 2" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.|
|Identification||Otocinclus affinis is a rare import from Brazil. It is almost universally misidentified in hobby literature with the correct determination often being O. vittatus which is very commonly imported and offered for sale. .|
|Sexing||Females are larger and broader especially when viewed from above.|
|General Remarks||Mainly nocturnal.|
|Distribution||South America: vicinity of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Rio de Janeiro State Rivers (click on these areas to find other species found there)
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|pH||6.0 - 8.0|
|Temperature||20.0-26.0°C or 68-78.8°F (Show species within this range)|
|Other Parameters||dH 5-19.|
|Feeding||Feeds on algae, in particularly on leafs and roots of plants.|
|Suggested Tankmates||Keep in groups (preferably at least six) with any small to mid-sized community fish.|
|Breeding Reports||There is no breeding report.|
|References||Sitzungsber. Akad. Wiss. Wienv. 76 (1. Abth.) - pp221  - Pl. 1 (figs. 1-1b)|
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|Last Update||2014 Jul 16 11:40 (species record created: 2003 Aug 16 00:00)|