Oto (Otocinclus macrospilus)

Also known as Algae Eater, Armored Oto Catfish, Dwarf Armored Catfish, Dwarf Otocinclus, Dwarf Otto, Dwarf Sucker, Dwarf Sucker Catfish, Dwarf Suckermouth Catfish, Dwarf Sucking Catfish, Midget Suckermouth Catfish, Otocinclus Catfish, Otto Cat, Otto Catfish, Suckermouth Catfish

Description

Also known as Algae Eater, Armored Oto Catfish, Dwarf Armored Catfish, Dwarf Otocinclus, Dwarf Otto, Dwarf Sucker, Dwarf Sucker Catfish, Dwarf Suckermouth Catfish, Dwarf Sucking Catfish, Midget Suckermouth Catfish, Otocinclus Catfish, Otto Cat, Otto Catfish, Suckermouth Catfish.

Found in large schools amongst dense vegetation of creeks, rivers and streams.
They feed nocturnally on algae and plant material.
Length - 3.5cm
Depth - ?m
South America - Amazon River Basin

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/Otocinclus-macrospilus

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