|Cat-eLog Data Sheet|
|Scientific Name||Parotocinclus cf. maculicauda|
|Pronunciation||parr auto SINK luss|
|Etymology||Parotocinclus: Greek, para in the side of + greek, ous, otis = ear + Greek, kygklos, ou = a fish.|
|Identification||The genus Parotocinclus can readily be distinguished from Otocinclus by the presence of an adipose fin in the former.|
|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.|
|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 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)|