|Cat-eLog Data Sheet|
|Scientific Name||Hisonotus leucofrenatus (Ribeiro, 1908)|
|Common Name||Niger Oto|
|Type Locality||Rio das Pedras [Ribeira de Iguape River Basin, Brazil].|
|Synonym(s)||Microlepidogaster leucofrenata, Otocinclus leucofrenatus|
|Pronunciation||hi sow note uss - look oh FREN ah tuss|
|Etymology||(Greek)Isos=equal + (Greek)noton=back.|
- CotM 2004 December
|Size||55mm or 2.2" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.|
|Identification||A non-descript species with an attractive if low key horizontally striped and mottled patterning.|
|Sexing||Females are larger, broader across the pectoral to dorsal area and slightly duller in colouration.|
|General Remarks||Lives sympatrically with Parotocinclus maculicauda.|
|Distribution||Brazil: Sao Paulo State
Sao Paulo State Rivers (click on these areas to find other species found there)
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|pH||6.4 - 7.4|
|Temperature||20.0-24.0°C or 68-75.2°F (Show species within this range)|
|Other Parameters||Prefers slightly cooler water.|
|Feeding||These fish appear to be predominantly herbivorous and will readily feed from a wide array of aquarium fare. Algae discs can make up a good portion of their diet, supplemented with any number of additional prepared flake or pellet foods.|
|Furniture||Really does best in a planted aquarium, other cover is not necessary although the fish has at least a passing affinity with rounded peebles.|
|Suggested Tankmates||Most small community fishes that prefer a little current and temperatures on the lower side.|
|Breeding||These fish are egg scatterers, breeding in a fashion much like a member of the callicthyid genus Corydoras. See CotM article link below for more details.|
|Breeding Reports||There are 2 breeding reports, read them all here.|
|References||Kosmos, Rio de Janeiro [Rev. Art. Sci. Litt.] v. 5 (no. 2)|
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|Last Update||2006 Aug 10 03:32 (species record created: 2004 Nov 11 00:00)|