Otocinclus are best known as algae eaters.
These fish are some of the best algae eaters for your aquarium. It’s their natural food that makes them very easy to feed. They’re easy to look after too, so are great for beginners.

They’re peaceful creatures and can be put in a variety of freshwater community aquariums. Otos are small and peaceful fish that try to stay out of the way.

They could easily be eaten by larger fish so they are skittish by nature. You will see them dart across the tank when they get scared. They can move very fast, which doesn’t help when trying to catch them in a net!

Much of their life is spent at the bottom of the tank and on the surfaces of decorations, plants, and aquarium walls. If there are no algae, they will move onto a new surface.

A group tends to stick together, grazing the same areas. When a group is latched onto the sides of the tank you’ll get an interesting view of their underside, revealing how they use their mouth to get a firm grip.

Care Level: Easy
Temperament: Peaceful
Diet: Herbivore
Max Size: 4cm
Family: Loricariidae
Tank Size: 40L
Temperature: 24-28c
pH: 6.8-7.4

*Product Photo is for reference only. Exact fish may vary in size and colour

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