Limpa vidros (Otocinclus affinis)

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Scientific Name : Otocinclus vestitus Common Names : Otto, Oto Cat, Dwarf Sucking Catfish, Midget Sucker Fish Otocinclus Care Level : Easy but needs to be slowly acclimated and you must keep them in optimum water conditions by performing frequent partial water changes. Only add them to tanks that have completed the aquarium nitrogen cycle. Size : Up to 2 inches (5 cm) pH : 6 - 7.5 Temperature : 70°F - 78°F (21°C - 26°C) Water Hardness : 6° to 15° dH Lifespan : 3 - 5 years Origin / Habitat : South America Temperament / Behavior : This is a very peaceful catfish and does well when kept in small schools. Breeding / Mating / Reproduction : They can be difficult to breed in the home aquarium. They will lay eggs on plant leaves. Tank Size : 20 gallon or larger. Compatible Tank Mates : Many, given their peaceful nature. Avoid keeping with fish large enough to eat them and fish that are overly aggressive. Otocinclus Disease : Freshwater Fish Disease - Quarantine all new fish before adding them to your aquarium! Diet / Fish Food : Herbivores, you may need to supplement their diet with algae wafers. Tank Region : Mostly middle to top. Gender : The male is usually smaller than a female of the same age. font:


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