Golden Otocinclus (Macrotocinclus affinis)

Also known as Algae Eater, Algae Scraper, Dwarf Oto, Dwarf Otocinclus, Dwarf Sucker, Dwarf Suckermouth Catfish, Dwarf Sucking Catfish, Golden Oto, Janitor Fish, Midget Sucker Fish, Oto Cat, Otocinclus Catfish, Pygmy Suckermouth, Sucker-mouthed Catfish, Sucking Catfish

Description

Also known as Algae Eater, Algae Scraper, Dwarf Oto, Dwarf Otocinclus, Dwarf Sucker, Dwarf Suckermouth Catfish, Dwarf Sucking Catfish, Golden Oto, Janitor Fish, Midget Sucker Fish, Oto Cat, Otocinclus Catfish, Pygmy Suckermouth, Sucker-mouthed Catfish, Sucking Catfish.

Found in large schools under dense patches of vegetation in creeks, rivers and streams.
They feed nocturnally on algae, plants and their roots.
Length - 5cm
Depth - ?m
South America - Brazil

A freshwater fish often seen in the aquarium trade, often used as cleaners/algae eaters in the tank.
These fish are able to breathe air and also have suction on their lips so they can move around feeding while being stuck to an object. Ref: https://www.fishbase.de/summary/11332

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