|Cat-eLog Data Sheet|
|Scientific Name||Otocinclus mura Schaefer, 1997|
|Type Locality||Rio Sanabani, munícìpio de Silves, about 2°51'40''S, 58°15'40''W, rio Solimões/Sanabani/Lago Canaçari basin, Brazil.|
|Pronunciation||auto SINK luss|
|Etymology||Greek, ous, oto = ear + Latin, cinclus = latticework; in allusion to the holes of the head in the ears.|
|Size||37mm or 1.5" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.|
|Identification||An unusually marked Otocinclus species.|
|Sexing||Females are larger and broader especially when viewed from above.|
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|pH||6.0 - 7.2|
|Temperature||20.0-26.0°C or 68-78.8°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 no breeding report.|
|References||Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia v. 148, pp 77, Fig. 47.|
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|Last Update||2018 Jul 04 08:38 (species record created: 2005 Jul 13 00:00)|