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Remarks: Common Otos (Otocinclus macrospilus) are small, algae-eating fish from South America. They rarely exceed 1.5" in length and prefer to live in high numbers. It is recommended to keep them in a school larger than 10, but fewer numbers are okay in small tanks. They do a remarkable job cleaning leaves, wood, rocks, and glass of green and brown algae, and there are some reports of this species eating black beard algae as well.
Scientific Name: Otocinclus macrospilus
Common Name: Common Oto
Max Size: 1.5"
Region of Origin: South America
Captive Bred or Wild: Wild
Diet: Frozen or live meats, occasional vegetables, algae
Compatibility: Plecos, catfish, schooling fish, livebearers, rainbowfish.
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