Red Fin Otocinclus (Parotocinclus maculicauda)

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Red Fin Otocinclus

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Red Fin Otocinclus

Parotocinclus maculicauda

57 Litres (15 US G.)

5.1-7.6cm (2-3 ")

sg

Freshwater

pH

6.5 - 7.5

20 -25 °C (68-77°F)

15-20 °d

1:2 M:F

Herbivore
Flake Foods

3-5 years

Family

Loricariidae



Additional names

Red Fin Otocinclus, Red Fin Dwarf Pleco

Additional scientific names

Otocinclus maculicauda, Parotocinclus steindachneri


Origin

Sexing

Mature males have visible genital papilla.

Tank compatibility

A peaceful community fish that appreciates company of its own kind. Do not keep with predatory, territorial or aggressive fish.

Diet

An omnivore, will take algae wafers, flake, blanched vegetables as well as brine shrimp and bloodworm. Not really an "algae eater", will only eat algae if there's no other food available.

Feeding regime

Feed once or twice a day.

Environment Specifics

Prefers a heavily planted tank, although it will do some minor damage to plants. Can live in a bogwood/stone set up also. Prefers cooler water and can be sensitive to water conditions.

Behaviour

Peaceful and docile, will spend its time looking for food.

Identification

A slender and small catfish with mottled golden brown colouration, a red spot is visible on the caudal peduncle which gives the fish its common name.

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