Dwarf Sucker Catfish



Other Dwarf Sucker Catfish Names: Dwarf Sucker Catfish, The Oto, Oto Catfish, Otocinclus, Oto, Dwarf Sucking Catfish

Dwarf Sucker Catfish Scientific Name: Otocinclus affinis

Dwarf Sucker Catfish (Otocinclus affinis))

Temperature Range: 70°F-79°F
70°-79°
pH Range: 5.6-7.2
5.6-7.2
Hardness Range: 1-15°
1-15°


Family: Loricariidae

Species Type: South American Catfish

Dwarf Sucker Catfish Adult Size: 2 inches (cm)

Dwarf Sucker Catfish Life Expectancy: 5 years

Dwarf Sucker Catfish Habitat: Natural Habitat is in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Dwarf Sucker Catfish Minimum Tank Size: 10 gallons

Dwarf Sucker Catfish Temperament: Peaceful schooling community fish.

Dwarf Sucker Catfish Diet & Nutrition: Herbivorous - Does well with flake or pellet food supplimented with fresh vegetables.

Dwarf Sucker Catfish Description: A black line runs from the snout, through the eye, until it reaches the caudal fin. The catfish is dark tan above the line, and light tan below.

Tank Mate Compatibility: Other peaceful community fish

Dwarf Sucker Catfish Breeding & Spawning: Difficult to breed in home aquariums. In the wild, this species lays eggs on plants.

Determining Dwarf Sucker Catfish Sex: Males tend to be smaller than females

Aquarium Region: Middle to top of tank.

Dwarf Sucker Catfish Diseases: None specific to species.



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