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  • Otocinclus sp. (1)
  • Otocinclus sp. (1)
  • Otocinclus sp. (1)
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Scientific Name Otocinclus sp. (1)   
Common Names Oto
Dwarf Sucker
Pronunciation auto SINK luss
Etymology Greek, ous, oto = ear + Latin, cinclus = latticework; in allusion to the holes of the head in the ears. 
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Size 34mm or 1.3" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
Sexing Females are larger and broader especially when viewed from above.
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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)
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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.
Compatibility Peaceful.
Breeding See Shane's World Article
Breeding Reports There is but a single breeding report, read it here.
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Last Update 2013 Jul 19 15:32 (species record created: 2001 Apr 25 00:00)