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!
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
Max Size: 4cm
Tank Size: 40L
*Product Photo is for reference only. Exact fish may vary in size and colour