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Aquascaping Lab – Otocinclus Catfish Dwarf suckers description/pesce mangiatore di alghe descrizione


Welcome on Aquascaping Lab channel in this video tutorial we are talking about Otocinclus commonly called Oto catfish, armored catfish, dwarf suckers or otos It derives from the Loricariidae family and comes from South America from areas of Brazil and Argentina, Perù, Colombia It ‘a small fish that will not grow much, is mainly nocturnal but you will see it during the daylight hours has a body shape to drop, mouth suction cup livery colors are gradient ranging from green to brown, sand-colored livery is bounded by a dark line of the center line that passes through it for the whole body Sometimes the top is dark and the bottom clear the nose is rather long and the mouth-shaped suction cup allows to anchor itself to the substrate in areas with strong currents There are many species but the most famous are the Otocinclus affinis, the Otocilnclus Macrospilus Otocinclus Cocama and Otocinclus Niger Very peaceful behavior, not territoriare and you’ll find it often attached to the furniture or the glass in search of algae In case of poor oxygenation they are able to breathe air reaching the surface Are suitable for community tanks,it is a herd fish so is better have 5/6 specimens loves company and are also sufficient small size aquariums of 60 liters Require an aquarium full of vegetation Not compatible with aggressive fish as large cichlids or Pterophillum Scalare Otocinclus is oviparous and there is no difference between male and female usually the male is more slender The females lay small numbers of eggs until they are snug to the substrate or to the glass but reproduction in the aquarium is difficult It a omnivorous fish, eating mostly algae and diatoms, tablets for bottom. If the tank does not have a lot of algae, integrated blanched zucchini or other vegetables, they like olso live food like artemia napulii It cost about 5€ even if this kind of fish is called ” algae eater” will not eat all aglae in your aquarium then it will not be an effective method to remove algae if you really want to know an affective method watch this video tutorial on MILITARY HELMET SNAIL or other information about chemical and mechanical methods for the proper management of the water values as PH GH and Temperature for increase alimentation and fish care acquaintances from fry breeding to disease prevention I invite you to click on the English playlist “acquascaping and technical advice” thank you for watching this video tutorial write a comment for any question and click on like Subscribe on Aquascaping lab channel for other video and news

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