Otocinclus Tropical Fish InformationOtocinclus vittatus
Typical size 3cm
Max size 5cm
Tank Area All surfaces
Min Tank Size 30cm
Temp Min: 20℃ Max: 26℃
Feeding Flake, dried, frozen, live, tablet, algae foods
pH Range 5.5-8.5
Otocinclus (Otocinclus vittatus)
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The Otocinclus is the best all rounder for small algae eaters; they are peaceful, will not harm plants, and can be kept with a wide range of fish sizes. The ideal tank for these fish would be a heavily planted environment with small, peaceful tankmates. There are a number of species of Otocinclus and a similar, but slightly yellow/brown species O. affinis is also often seen for sale. If natural algae is not available, suppliment the fish's diet with algae tablets or vegetable based foods.
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