Otocinclus Catfish

Description Ideal algae-eating catfish for planted tanks – will not damage fine leaved plants. Best kept with other smaller sized fishes. Difficult to breed, all aquarium stock is imported from South America. Otocinclus Catfish like heavily planted tanks with a good amount of established algae growth. Coburg Aquarium stocks many types of Live Freshwater Catfish … Read more

Otocinclus Catfish (5 pcs)

Otocinclus Catfish (5 pcs) by Live Fish Save Liquid error (snippets/product-badge line 32): Computation results in ‘-Infinity’% $12.50 SKU Success! We will notify you when stocks are back! There was an error signing up for restock notifications. Please try again. – Unless otherwise stated, image is representative of species and not of actual product – … Read more

Golden otocinclus (Macrotocinclus affinis)

Alternative species (click on the thumbnail to see the card) Names Scientific nameMacrotocinclus affinis Common nameGolden otocinclus Origin Origin: South America, BrazilBiotope: Amazonian Dimorphism The male is thinner, unlike the more plump and larger female Group Loricariidae Volume 100 L / 22 imp gal / 26 US gal Parameters T°: 20 to 28°C or 68 … Read more

Otocinclus Catfish: Care, Food, Size & Algae Eating – Video

An Otocinclus Catfish is an amazing little scavenger for freshwater aquariums. Otocinclus Catfish may also be sold as: Otos, Oto Catfish, Otto Cats, Ottos, Dwarf Suckermouths, Dwarf Oto, Dwarf Ottos, Dwarf Suckers, Algae Scrapers, Macrotocinclus affinis and Otocinclus affinis. Although Otocinclus Catfish are algae eaters, they should not be confused with other similar looking fish … Read more

Siamese Algae Eater vs Otocinclus Catfish – What is the Difference?

Siamese Algae Eater vs Otocinclus Catfish – What is the Difference? Disclosure: I may earn a commission when you purchase through my affiliate links. As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. – read more The Otocinclus Catfish falls into the same category as the Siamese Algae Eater. They both prefer eating algae more … Read more

Otocinclus: The Algae-eating Catfish Species

Otocinclus, also known as dwarf suckers, or otos, are algae-eating, reclusive catfish species. They are a peaceful, low-maintenance, and perfect addition to a community aquarium. However, these dark striped fish pop a lot, which increases the nitrate level in the tank. In this article, you get to learn about this diligent alga cleaner, its feeding … Read more

Otocinclus ( Oto Catfish): Care, Diet, Lifespan, Breeding, & More!

Otocinclus (Otocinclus sp.) is a type of freshwater catfish that is commonly known as Oto Catfish. In recent years they have become one of the most popular algae-eating fish among aquarium owners. Their unique appearance and size make them a perfect fit for most aquariums. This beautiful fish will bring beauty and functionality to your … Read more

Keeping Otocinclus catfish in the aquarium

Keeping Otocinclus catfish in the aquarium Dr Michael Hardman takes a look at Ottos – popular, fascinating but sadly often undervalued suckermouth catfish, that are actually great little algae eaters. Whether you call them cascudinhos, ohrgitterwelse, ottos, dwarf suckermouths, algae scrapers or goblin plecs, catfishes of the genus Otocinclus are known the world over. Most … Read more