All Fishes Data Sheet Scientific Name Schaefer, 1997 Otocinclus mura Common Name Type Locality Rio Sanabani, munícìpio de Silves, about 2°51'40''S, 58°15'40''W, rio Solimões/Sanabani/Lago Canaçari basin, Brazil. Pronunciation auto SINK luss Etymology Greek, ous, oto = ear + Latin, cinclus = latticework; in allusion to the holes of the head in the ears. Species Information Size
37mm or 1.5" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
Identification An unusually marked Otocinclus species. Sexing Females are larger and broader especially when viewed from above. Habitat Information Distribution South America
(Click the map-icon to show/hide map of species distribution) pH 6.0 - 7.2 Temperature 20.0-26.0°C or 68-78.8°F ( Show species within this range) Husbandry Information Feeding Initially algae, add a shoal to an ''algaefied'' tank and then supplement diet with sinking tablets and the usual cucumbers / lettuce or courgette (zucchini). Furniture Large leafed plants and vertical flat rock surfaces (especially slate). Not essential, but likes bogwood and a large rounded substrate. Live plants seem essential to the long term survival of this fish. Compatibility Peaceful. Breeding See Shane's World Article Further Information References Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia v. 148, pp 77, Fig. 47. Registered Keepers None. Breeding Reports None. Look up
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