Marbled Otocinclus (Hisonotus paulinus)

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Marbled Otocinclus

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Marbled Oto

Hisonotus paulinus

38 Litres (10 US G.)

3.6-4.1cm (1.4-1.6 ")

sg

Freshwater

pH

6.5 - 7.5

24 -22 °C (75.2-71.6°F)

8-20 °d

2:3 M:F

Herbivore
Pellet Foods
Other (See article)

2-5 years

Family

Loricariidae



Additional names

Marbled Otocinclus

Additional scientific names

Otocinclus paulinus


Origin

Sexing

Females will be broader when viewed from above.

Tank compatibility

Peaceful algae-eater, will flourish in a well planted tank with algae present, peaceful tank mates and hiding places.

Diet

Keep in a tank well stocked with algae for them to graze on. Will also eat catfish discs and blanched vegetables.

Feeding regime

Twice a day if necessary, will graze all day.

Environment Specifics

A spacious well planted mature tank is best. Prefers rounded gravel to sand. No strong currents.

Behaviour

Peaceful fish that will mind it's own business.

Identification

Fairly nondescript little fish. Elongated and mottled dark grey in colour. Similar to Otocinclus in shape.

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