|Cat-eLog Data Sheet|
|Scientific Name||Otocinclus sp. (1)|
|Pronunciation||auto SINK luss|
|Etymology||Greek, ous, oto = ear + Latin, cinclus = latticework; in allusion to the holes of the head in the ears.|
|Size||34mm or 1.3" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.|
|Sexing||Females are larger and broader especially when viewed from above.|
|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.|
|Breeding||See Shane's World Article|
|Breeding Reports||There is but a single breeding report, read it here.|
|Registered Keepers||Keeping this species? Why not .
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|Last Update||2013 Jul 19 15:32 (species record created: 2001 Apr 25 00:00)|