|Cat-eLog Data Sheet|
|Scientific Name||Otocinclus cocama Reis, 2004|
|Common Names||Zebra Oto
Zebra Otocinclus, Zebra-Ohrgitter-Harnischwels (Germany)
|Type Locality||Quebrada Yamayacu, about 4°55'S, 73°43'W, tributary to the caño of the cocha Supay in Jenaro Herrera, Provincia Requena, Departamento Loreto, Peru.|
|Pronunciation||auto SINK luss - koe kah mah|
|Etymology||Greek, ous, oto = ear + Latin, cinclus = latticework; in allusion to the holes of the head in the ears. Named after the Cocama-Cocamilla Indians that used to be dominant in the lower Ucayali and Marañon rivers.|
|Size||42mm or 1.7" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.|
|Identification||Easily distinguished by its distinctive color pattern of vertically elongate blotches and a complete lateral line without the gap plates.|
|Sexing||Females are larger and broader especially when viewed from above.|
|General Remarks||First imported in early 2001.|
|Distribution||Peru: Lower Ucayali and Marañon Rivers.
Amazon, Upper Amazon, Marañón, Ucayali (click on these areas to find other species found there)
Amazon, Upper Amazon, Marañón (click on these areas to find other species found there)
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|pH||6.0 - 7.5|
|Temperature||21.0-25.0°C or 69.8-77°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.|
|Breeding Reports||There is but a single breeding report, read it here.|
|References||Neotropical Ichthyology v. 2 (no. 3)|
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|Last Update||2013 Jul 13 14:41 (species record created: 2001 Apr 25 00:00)|