Zebra Otocinclus (Otocinclus cocama)

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Zebra Otocinclus

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Zebra Otocinclus

Otocinclus cocama

57 Litres (15 US G.)

4.1-5.1cm (1.6-2 ")

sg

Freshwater

pH

6.0 - 7.5

20.6-23.9°C (69 -75 °F)

8-12 °d

1:2 M:F

Herbivore
Pellet Foods
Flake Foods
Other (See article)

3-6 years

Family

Loricariidae




Origin

Sexing

Difficult to sex, mature females are slightly more plump in the belly than males.

Tank compatibility

A peaceful little catfish, likes company of its own kind, keep in groups of 3 or more. Do not keep with aggressive or predatory fish.

Diet

Will mostly graze on algae around the tank. Supplement with algae wafers and blanched vegetables.

Feeding regime

Supplement when needed.

Environment Specifics

Will do best in a planted tank with large leafed plants and flat rock surfaces such as slate, needs algae present to thrive. These fish are sensitive to water quality problems, mature stable tanks are best. Does not appreciate very bright lights, will be active after dark.

Behaviour

Entirely peaceful social fish, will keep themselves to themselves as long as they are in reasonable group sizes. Kept alone they will be very shy and reclusive.

Identification

Same body shape as other Otocinclus, differs in colour with striking black and white blotches/bands.

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