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  • Parotocinclus cf. maculicauda
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Scientific Name Parotocinclus cf. maculicauda   
Common Name
Pronunciation parr auto SINK luss
Etymology Parotocinclus: Greek, para in the side of + greek, ous, otis = ear + Greek, kygklos, ou = a fish. 
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Identification The genus Parotocinclus can readily be distinguished from Otocinclus by the presence of an adipose fin in the former.
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Distribution Southern Brazil
pH 6.5 - 7.5
Temperature 20.0-28.0°C or 68-82.4°F (Show species within this range)
Other Parameters Clean, cool water is preferred.
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Feeding Omnivore. Feed flake food supplemented by lettuce, cucumber, zucchini, baby brine shrimp or bloodworm. May eat algae if hungry and has no other food available, but is not really an ''algae eater''.
Furniture The fish prefers a heavily planted tank, but will also thrive in a rock and driftwood environment.
Compatibility A hardy but peaceful little fish that does well with other peaceful fish. Enjoys the company of its own kind. Will do some light damage to plants.
Breeding Unreported.
Breeding Reports There is no breeding report.
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Last Update 2007 Apr 11 09:28 (species record created: 2002 Mar 07 00:00)