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  • Otocinclus sp. (1)
  • Otocinclus sp. (1)
  • Otocinclus sp. (1)
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Scientific NameOtocinclus sp. (1)   
Common Name(s)Oto
Dwarf Sucker
Pronunciationauto SINK luss
EtymologyGreek, 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.
SexingFemales are larger and broader especially when viewed from above.
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pH5.5 - 7.5
Temperature21.0-26.0°C or 69.8-78.8°F (Show species within this range)
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FeedingInitially algae, add a shoal to an ''algaefied'' tank and then supplement diet with sinking tablets and the usual cucumbers / lettuce or courgette (zucchini).
FurnitureLarge 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.
CompatibilityPeaceful.
BreedingSee Shane's World Article
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Registered Keepers(1) mikelouth, (2) bang, (3) dracoz, (4) Mrs.JP, (5) lizimal, who also notes: "Odo: After having him for some 6 months or so, (he was the only survivor of 3 we bought originally), I think he's finally vanished for good. He was such a nice little fish. Original cost: about $5 USD", (6) joviman (k: 5), (7) zLoui (p: 3), (8) PatchesThePirate, (9) Chlngr (k: 5), (10) EagleC (k: 6), (11) andywoolloo (k: 15), (12) Krib (k: 7), (13) scalvinfish (p: 2), (14) ayrtoninst (k: 5), (15) HerekittyKitty (k: 6), (16) Biulu, who also notes: "In several ocasions I have tried to get her mates, but have not been successful. All young otos died within a few weeks after obtaining them.", (17) shad0wfish13 (p: 2, k: 3).

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Last Update2013 Jul 19 15:32 (species record created: 2001 Apr 25 00:00)